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Indiana DUI Penalties for Your Third DUI

Published in Criminal Law on November 2, 2021.

Police, prosecutors, and judges all take Indiana DUI offenses very seriously. As is the case in most states, Indiana law provides for increasingly harsh sentences for each DUI conviction. If you face a 3rd DUI in Indiana, you need an experienced defense attorney to protect your interests. The lawyers at Eskew Law LLC have extensive … continue reading

Prostitution and Solicitation Laws in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on November 2, 2021.

With awareness increasing around the issue of sex trafficking, police and prosecutors have recently begun to take a hardline approach when it comes to prostitution offenses. However, prostitution laws in Indiana are complex. And an arrest for solicitation or promotion of prostitution can be a very serious offense. At Eskew Law LLC our dedicated Indiana … continue reading

What Are the Penalties for a First Offense DUI in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on October 14, 2021.

Anyone is capable of a slight mistake or error in judgment and, unfortunately, even just a few drinks can turn into a drunk driving arrest. In Indiana, the term “Operating While Intoxicated” (OWI) refers to driving while impaired by the effects of alcohol, but the implications are the same as in many other states: You … continue reading

Should I Hire an Attorney for Misdemeanor Charges?

Published in Criminal Law on September 24, 2021.

Some individuals charged with a misdemeanor do not treat their misdemeanor charges as seriously as they should. As a result, individuals who were charged with misdemeanors occasionally try and defend themselves in court. This is not something our team at Eskew Law, LLC would recommend doing. Our Indiana criminal law attorneys understand the consequences of … continue reading

I Didn’t Commit the Crime . . . So Why Am I Responsible?

Published in Criminal Law on September 24, 2021.

The terms accomplices, accessories, and aiders and abettors are often used in referring to a concept known as “accomplice liability.”  Generally, this means that if you knowingly help another person commit a crime, you can also be held responsible for that crime, regardless of your role in it.  Accomplice liability allows a court to find … continue reading

An Overview of the Indiana Age of Consent Laws

Published in Criminal Law on September 23, 2021.

A charge of sexual misconduct with a minor is a felony under Indiana law. A conviction could carry years of prison time and high fines. It could also mean irreparable damage to your personal life and reputation. A sex offense charge is a very serious matter and you need experienced, efficient counsel to help with … continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be a Habitual Traffic Offender in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on August 14, 2021.

An Indiana habitual traffic offender, also known as a habitual traffic violator, is someone who has multiple traffic violations (usually serious ones) within a ten year period. If you are a habitual traffic offender, Indiana law directs the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to suspend your license for 5 years, 10 years, or life. The … continue reading

Indiana Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Offenses

Published in Criminal Law on June 22, 2021.

In Indiana, a felony is a crime more serious than a misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of more than one year in prison.  Indiana, as well as many other states, has established sentencing guidelines to assist judges when handing down punishments. These guidelines are in place to ensure fair and consistent punishment without bias. Overview In … continue reading

How Long Will I Go to Jail for Violating Probation?

Published in Criminal Law on May 21, 2021.

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

Indiana OVWI Endangering a Person Charges & Penalties

Published in Criminal Law on November 10, 2020.

In Indiana, any Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI) conviction can subject you to substantial fines and jail time. You could also face probation, community service, driver license suspension, and other penalties. A conviction will also leave you with a permanent criminal record that can affect your ability to get a job, rent a house, … continue reading