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Q: I am being charged with a neglect of a minor , it was just issued a few days ago but it’s saying the incident happene

Said incident happened on 4/9 of this year but I was never arrested or charged with anything but now all of a sudden I’m being charged, and this is the first I’m hearing of this, is this legal

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Greg Spencer
answered on Aug 14, 2022

Yes. There may be different reasons fir it including late reporting of the alleged crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Indiana on
Q: Do Indiana crime labs have the technology or ability to tell (test) if it's hemp or marijuana

I read an article by Forbes magazine which claimed that indiana didn't have the ability to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. Now if they can how easy is it? Would it take a long time and would it be costly to the state

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answered on Jun 23, 2022

I have seen the language in the lab work from the State "Marijuana THC percent not determined". Hopefully at some point in the future they would be able and/or interested in trying to determine that percentage.

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Q: Ik someone with a mis Warrant? How long will the sheriff wait to serve the warrant they live in Hendricks County Indiana

I have a friend who was just made aware they have a misdemeanor arrest warrant in Hendricks County Indiana I'm trying to find out how long the sheriff waits to serve the warrant

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answered on Jun 23, 2022

A warrant can be served any time, depending on the seriousness of the offense and if the defendant is considered dangerous or not. If it is just a misdemeanor check mycase.in.gov to see if bond can be posted. Generally the sooner a defendant gets out of the warrant status the better. It is better... Read more »

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Q: officer question me about a house that had been broken into and some spoons someone said I sold them I did not.

I never sold any spoon and I told him I did not break in the house. all he has is someone saying I sold them spoon. Can he arrest me

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Greg Spencer
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Please keep in mind that an arrest is not a conviction. Sometimes innocent people get arrested. If you are proven innocent the charges will then be dismissed. Another important issue to keep in mind that you have the right to have an attorney present any time you are questioned by police. If you... Read more »

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Q: I purchased a handgun from a coworker. No papers just gave money and took it. Well I sold it. Somehow it’s been sold

Again. Now whoever sold the gun to the next guy he got caught with it and he’s a felon. Cops called original owner. He said he sold it to me. Now they want to talk to me but I don’t remember who I sold it to. Am I in trouble? I know it wasn’t the felon I researched his picture.

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answered on Jun 23, 2022

The felon can be in possession of someone else's gun. Posession does not mean ownership, so usually ownership is secondary.

For example, a felon lives with a roommate. You sell a gun to the roommate, who is not a felon. But this gun is being left in the middle of the room, the felon...
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Q: I was just arrested for operating a motor vehicle with lifetime forfeiture with priors, resisting law X 2

And last charge is operating with bal of .15. also now ptr filed... All original charges were enhanced to habitual charges. Got 8 years last time... What am I looking at this time. Just a guess please

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Greg Spencer
answered on Jun 3, 2022

It depends on the county, the prosecutor and the attorney, as well as circumstances of the case.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: What can I do if my public defender is not doing her job? Also to make things WORSE she is lying and damaging my case.

She lied to the judge and told him that I wasn't coming to appointments.Which is a lie. I have video to prove it. The judge then told me what a good attorney she was i

her skills were so great so when I went to say something he shut me down and told me that I need to make myself... Read more »

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answered on Jun 2, 2022

I am sorry to hear that there is a disagreement between you and the PD. Some counties, Marion for example, offer Modest means programs for misdemeanors and level 6 felonies where private attorneys offer services for a fraction of the cost. One would need to provide proof of income to qualify.

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