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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Can the prosecutor force a whitness testify? When key witness is a minor and family member of the person on trial.

And what is the protocall for the prosicutor going to the home of the key witness and threating them that if they dont testify that they will be arested.

Gojko Kasich
Gojko Kasich answered on Jul 10, 2011

1. If you are served with a subpoena, you must appear in Court. Be aware, however, that the Lake County Prosecutor sends out something that looks almost identical to a COURT subpoena, but it's simply a notice that they want you to come to their office and talk to them. You do NOT have to do... Read more »

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Q: We live in CA. My 14 yr old son is charged with 2 felonies in IN. I am unemployed and broke. How do i get him a lawyer?

We have been summoned to appear at the initial hearing in IN re: the petition for delinquency. What steps do I take to get him represented by a lawyer?

Gojko Kasich
Gojko Kasich answered on Jul 10, 2011

If he's charged with felonies, he's either an "automatic" because of an armed robbery or a murder . . or he was waived because he's been in so much trouble as a juvenile, the juvenile court is convinced there is nothing it can do for him.

At his first court appearance, he needs to advise...
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Q: What will happen on 1st offense shoplifting and no criminal record? Paying my bond
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Gojko Kasich answered on Jul 10, 2011

If you're not going to hire an attorney, you need to take a quick look at http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar43/ch4.html, which sets out property crimes in Indiana. If you are charged with Theft, it's a D felony punishable by a sentence of 6 months to 3 years, with an advisory [or... Read more »

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Q: Motion of Contempt in Indiana State

I just filed (Motion of contempt for parenting and visitation order)few days ago. How long is the response time? Im the petitioner, and the x-wifey violated the court order. Can she be punished if found at fault?

Gojko Kasich
Gojko Kasich answered on Jul 10, 2011

Depending on the severity of the interference, good luck getting anything more than a slap on the wrist from the judge. And be doggone sure there WAS a violation and NOT a "misunderstanding," because it's certainly possible that she hires a lawyer and that the Judge could order you to pay none,... Read more »

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Q: My husband is ending a 25 year marrage. He is taking the only car and leaving me homeless in 30 days can I stop this?
Gojko Kasich
Gojko Kasich answered on Jul 10, 2011

Indiana courts START with a presumption of a 50-50 split.

IC 31-15-7-4

Division of property

Sec. 4. (a) In an action for dissolution of marriage under IC 31-15-2-2, the court shall divide the property of the parties, whether:

(1) owned by either spouse before the...
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