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

Published in Criminal Law on January 14, 2020.

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

Expungement for Marijuana Convictions in Marion County

Published in Criminal Law on October 25, 2019.

On September 30th, 2019, CBS 4 Indianapolis reported that, in an effort to prioritize more serious offenses, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer prosecute minor marijuana possession charges. There are currently 393 simple marijuana possession cases pending in Marion County—which will be reviewed, and, if appropriate, dismissed in accordance with the updated policy. … continue reading

How Long Will I Go to Jail for Violating Probation?

Published in Criminal Law on May 21, 2019.

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 do 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

How to Get a Felony Expunged in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on February 27, 2019.

Felony expungment in Indiana requires a petition to the Court to prove your eligibility. The process can be convoluted and difficult to navigate without an attorney who knows what they’re doing. Whether it was a simple mistake or error in judgment that led to your criminal conviction in Indiana, it is easy to understand why you … continue reading

Statement from Noblesville West Middle School Shooter

Published in Criminal Law on November 5, 2018.

Noblesville West Middle School Shooter Statement Download PDF   11/5/2018 – Statement from Noblesville West Middle School Shooter “Sorry if I’m not a very good writer. What happened on May 25th was a tragedy. And, if I could, I would take it all back. I’m sorry to all the people I scared and hurt. I … continue reading

Should I Hire an Attorney for Misdemeanor Charges?

Published in Criminal Law on June 27, 2018.

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

Should I Get a Lawyer for My First DUI?

Published in Criminal Law on June 25, 2018.

Driving under the influence is a serious offense. Nevertheless, at Eskew Law, we occasionally hear from people who question whether they need a lawyer if this is their first time arrested for DUI. We believe that it is vitally important that you retain counsel your first DUI. DUIs charges are fairly complex to navigate, and … continue reading

How Does a New York Traffic Ticket Affect Indiana Auto Insurance?

Published in Criminal Law on June 17, 2018.

An Indiana driver gets hit with a traffic ticket while in New York. That person is in for some bad news. The first is likely to be the cost of the ticket. New York State has some of the highest fines for traffic tickets in the U.S. and tickets can get expensive fast. The second … continue reading

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

Published in Criminal Law on June 14, 2018.

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

Indiana Employment Background Check Laws

Published in Criminal Law on June 14, 2018.

When you submit your resume and apply for a new job, naturally the company or business will want to know about your background and check your credentials. In addition to ensuring you have the necessary education, training, experience, and skill to perform the job properly. They may also feel the need to ensure there is … continue reading