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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Q: I need advice getting out of my grandmas house she’s mentally abusive towards me n I’m at my breaking point

I can’t go back to my moms yet untill an old step parent of mine is gone my boufriend has offered to talk to his mom and let me stay there but I don’t think I can leave with out her calling the cops after a while sayin I’ve run way and I do t wanna be charged for runaway when I wanted to get... Read more »

Kurt Schnepper
Kurt Schnepper answered on Feb 25, 2020

It sounds like DCS is involved with your family, or was involved anyway. If my assumption is correct, I'd suggest you reach out to your caseworker and talk to them about your situation. But if you feel you are truly being abused then you should call 911, or contact any attorney who would make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Can my Criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and intimidation class d felonies be reduced to misdemeanors ?

I plead guilty to criminal recklessness(with deadly weapon)and intimidation on January 25 2015 in Clark county and was released on 4 years of probation. I was originally arrested on

January 26,2014. I served one year before the guilty plea .I was told that after completing probation I... Read more »

Kurt Schnepper
Kurt Schnepper answered on Feb 24, 2020

It's possible, but you're going to need an experienced attorney to make it happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: If a person had a fake 20 dollar bill but didn't know it was fake and bought something what is that crime?

There was only one 20 dollar bill it was change from another business. The casher put the 20 in the register gave the change then pulled money back out of the register and said it was fake

Kurt Schnepper
Kurt Schnepper answered on Feb 24, 2020

Without criminal intent, or knowledge of the bill being counterfeit, there is no Mens Rea and therefore no crime committed. Now if it can be proven you had a wallet full of these bills and the recent purchase of a printer capable of producing fake bills, or other circumstantial evidence relevant to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: What steps should I take if I am being accused of rape?

The accusations have escalated to my home address being posted online and I'm being threatened

Kurt Schnepper
Kurt Schnepper answered on Feb 24, 2020

Do not give the police a statement, I cannot emphasis this enough. If you are contacted by law enforcement the only thing you say is "I want an Attorney" once those magic words are spoken you have invoked your right to counsel the 5th amendment and law enforcement cannot continue to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Can a respondent request a hearing outside of 30 days of a protective order if they have experienced burden as a result

State of Indiana

To determine if a civil protective order is still needed?

For example loss of employment, negative impact on health. do not reside in same state as petitioner (in excess of 700 miles away)

Kurt Schnepper
Kurt Schnepper answered on Feb 24, 2020

There are many different legal avenues to get the Court to reconsider the petition and subsequent Order, which depend on the timing and circumstance among other things. It's a situation you likely wont be successful handling on your own, ask around for a referral or contact any attorney if you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Not given a ticket for drug paraphernalia in Indiana, could I still be charged without knowing?

I was pulled over in Indiana for following a car to close. When pulled over the officer searched my car and found drug paraphernalia. The officer told me that as long as it wasn't a pound of marijuana he wouldn't worry about it. He confiscated my paraphernalia and gave me a written... Read more »

Kurt Schnepper
Kurt Schnepper answered on Feb 24, 2020

It is certainly possible you could still be charged, is it likely given you were not cited and given any further documentation? No, I wouldn't expect any charges to follow, not unless you have a run in with the same officer in the near future.

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