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What Happens if the Victim Doesn’t Show Up at the Trial for Domestic Violence?

Published in Criminal Law on August 19, 2022.

If you were charged with a domestic violence-related offense and the case is proceeding to trial, you should seek immediate representation by a skilled defense lawyer. When a person is arrested for a domestic violence charge, there are often immediate restrictions placed upon them by a restraining order. If you’ve been charged with such a … continue reading

Can You Be Charged with Murder for Self-Defense?

Published in Criminal Law on August 19, 2022.

Self-defense is a primal legal concept. When presented with danger, there is a human instinct to defend yourself. So what happens if you kill someone in self-defense? Can you be charged with murder? Unfortunately, it is not a clear-cut answer.  Throughout the United States, self-defense laws justify a person’s use of lethal force to protect … continue reading

Charged with a 2nd Offense Domestic Violence Charge in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on May 25, 2022.

Given the startling rate of domestic violence in Indiana, police, and prosecutors take domestic violence offenses very seriously. With a skilled defense attorney by your side, a first-time offense, while still serious, may not necessarily result in a period of incarceration. However, if you are charged with a domestic violence 2nd offense, you face a … continue reading

Indiana Open Container Laws

Published in Criminal Law on May 20, 2022.

It’s common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law. However, what fewer people know is that driving with an open container of alcohol is also illegal. If you face a violation of the open container law in Indiana, having an experienced attorney by your side can make the difference in … continue reading

What Happens When You Get a DUI?

Published in Criminal Law on May 9, 2022.

Getting arrested for a DUI in Indiana is a stressful experience. If this is your first DUI arrest, you may not know what to expect from the process. This uncertainty will only add to what is already a challenging time. Learning about the DUI process in Indiana can provide some much-needed relief. Eskew Law can … continue reading

How Long Will I Go to Jail for Violating Probation?

Published in Criminal Law on May 5, 2022.

Sometimes, defendants in criminal cases are offered probation as part of a plea deal that takes the place of jail time. This can happen when the prosecutor or the judge does not feel that incarceration is warranted but that some form of supervision and possibly counseling are needed. When probation is ordered there is both … continue reading

Sexting Laws for Teens and Minors in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on May 1, 2022.

“Sexting” refers to the use of electronic communications technology, such as cell phones and social media sites, to send or receive nude or sexually suggestive images, or videos through text messaging, social media, chat boards, or email. Indiana sexting laws place a particular focus on sexting as it relates to minors (under 18 or sometimes … continue reading

Minor in Possession of Alcohol Ticket in Indiana: Penalties and Remedies

Published in Criminal Law on January 3, 2022.

Minors are not allowed to consume or even possess alcohol. If the police catch a minor with alcohol, it can result in misdemeanor charges under Indiana underage drinking laws. However, there are defenses to charges related to minor consumption. Indiana criminal defense attorneys can help identify which defense applies best in your situation. This may … continue reading

Indiana Juvenile Law: What You Need to Know About Indiana Code 31

Published in Criminal Law on December 6, 2021.

Indiana lawmakers face a balancing act when it comes to juvenile offenses. On one hand, everyone recognizes that children are different from adults. On the other hand, there is a valid concern about keeping the community safe. Thus, unlike the adult criminal justice system, Indiana juvenile law focuses more on rehabilitation than punishment. However, that … continue reading

Possession of a Controlled Substance: What It Means in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on December 3, 2021.

Nationwide, the most commonly prosecuted crimes are those related to drug possession, and Indiana is no exception. In fact, according to a recent study, Indiana ranked ninth in the nation for drug use. Over recent years, many states have changed the way they handle minor drug crimes. However, under Indiana drug possession laws, even simple … continue reading

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