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NBA All-Star Weekend 2024 – If You Get Arrested

Published in Criminal Law on February 12, 2024.

For the first time in almost 40 years, the Indianapolis Pacers are hosting the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend – a multi-day experience packed full of activities and entertainment. This year’s biggest weekend in professional basketball will bring more than 125,000 people to Indianapolis and fans are sure to celebrate. It is important to know that too much … continue reading

Sexual Assault Defense Strategies: Protecting Your Rights

Published in Criminal Law on February 9, 2024.

Being accused of a sex crime is not only worrisome from a criminal standpoint, but allegations of a sex crime alone can completely alter your life, rip apart your family, and destroy your reputation. These types of charges are associated with especially burdensome penalties, including prison time, living restrictions, extremely burdensome probation conditions, registry requirements, … continue reading

Should I Accept a Plea Bargain or Go to Trial?

Published in Criminal Law on February 6, 2024.

Plea bargaining is a common practice in criminal law. With the increase in minimum sentences, discretion that is allowed from court judges, the overwhelming number of criminal cases assigned to the court system, and unpredictable case outcomes, a plea bargain can sometimes make sense. There are also times when moving forward with a trial is … continue reading

Indiana Expungement Explained

Published in Criminal Law on February 1, 2024.

If you have a criminal record, it can follow you throughout your entire life. It can impact future opportunities for jobs and housing, child custody matters, driving privileges, voting rights, and the right to own and carry a firearm, among others. There are options for expunging or sealing your criminal history, depending upon the type … continue reading

Common Drug Possession Defense Strategies in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on January 25, 2024.

If you have drug possession charges in Indiana, you could be facing significant legal consequences. With the threat of prison, probation supervision and all of the other penalties that may occur when someone is convicted of drug possession, you are probably worried about what may happen and how you may be able to fight these charges. … continue reading

Ask Eskew Law: I was told that there is a warrant out for my arrest.  What should I do next?

Published in Criminal Law on October 11, 2023.

Q: A family member informed me they found out I have a warrant out for my arrest. What should I do?  A: If you find out you have a warrant issued for your arrest, the first thing you need to do is contact a defense attorney to discuss the charges and appropriate next steps. If … continue reading

Misdemeanor and Felony Traffic Violations in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on September 27, 2023.

If you are facing misdemeanor or felony traffic violations, having these types of charges on your record can make life more difficult.  It is important to know exactly what type of criminal charges you are facing and how they can affect your livelihood.  Here, we’re explaining the differences between misdemeanor and felony traffic violations and … continue reading

What Is the Punishment for a 2nd Offense OWI in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on September 20, 2023.

People from all walks of life can get arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). If you’ve been arrested a second time, you are likely to ask, “What is the punishment for 2nd offense OWI in Indiana?” If the State has charged you with this crime, you should know what legal hurdles you’re facing … continue reading

What Are Potential Defenses to a Murder Charge in Indiana?

Published in Criminal Law on September 6, 2023.

Murder charges are the most serious criminal charges you can face. Emotions are high on both sides of the aisle. Prosecutors, police, and the deceased’s family forcefully fight for a conviction while you and your family fight for justice on your behalf. In this situation, you need a tough, reliable, and experienced attorney to give … continue reading

Ask Eskew Law: I want to keep a gun in my car. Do I need a permit?

Published in Criminal Law on August 29, 2023.

Q: I want to keep a handgun in my car. Do I need a permit? A: The short answer is no; you do not need a permit to carry a handgun in Indiana – if you meet certain criteria established by the State. As of July 1, 2022, the State of Indiana no longer requires … continue reading

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