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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: I live in section 8 housing. My girlfriend does too. Originally we lived together. A fire happened and we were moved.

We lived together at the second place. When it was time for us to go back to the first place, the organization said we couldn't and separated us. I know it feels wrong. We have been leased 2 places but only live at one. Nobody will help us exert our right to live together without prejudice.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: I was in a domestic abusive relationship where I endured physical violence (I have kept pictures and documentation)

And now the current fiancé reached out to me out of fear over him and she is going through the same that I did. She left now but also has documention of him choking her and hurting her physically as well as videos of him destroying her things. (Putting holes in her clothes, keeping some of her... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: I've been living in my grandparents home I took care of my grandmother and my grandpa till he just passed the home is

Set into be sold and divided amongst my uncles and my mother I've been living there paying no rent but they said it was a favor to them to you so the house wouldn't said empty well now it's sold and they keep moving the day as to which I need to get out they had originally told me 30... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: What forn do I need to fill out in response to civil forfeiture that follows the Indiana Rules of Civil Procedure?

Just looking for the appropriate form to fill out. I have 16 days remaining as I was given 20 days to reply.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: I am seeking legal representation on a illegal raid of my residence on November 1 2021 @ 9:03pm.

Guns were drawn and held on me and my 3 yr old daughter they tore up my house. All was done on a false informants word, and nothing is on record of the events taken place. My family had to move immediately because the police scared me and my daughter so badly

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: What paperwork & in which court do I file requesting my sons autopsy photos from the sheriffs department?

My son died last year, I have police reports/some body cams/ autopsy report. However I keep requesting as next of kin the autopsy photos. Coroners office says they did not take any, the sheriffs department took them therefor I have to go thru them. Sheriffs dept. say it’s their policy to not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: I'm being harassed stock and followed by cars and drones by the Anderson City and police department by drones and car

And they just followed me stalk me and shot my truck up and I got hit one time with the bullet out of three shooters case # .2022-29287 please i need help!

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: I flipped off a unmarked cop. He pulls me over. Accused me of Provacation. I said 1st Amendment. Who was right

He let me go after a brief discussion. About 3 minutes.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: How many letters from jail does it take to get a public defender to respond. He's also called 3 times this week we need

We need poa, eviction papers, and restraining order. He called about his ex who has beat on him for 6 months. Guess what he got arrested. Now he's been arrested again when he asked for her to be removed from his home. There is a no contact order so he can't throw her out. One cop fell for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: In indiana how do I get a waiver to reinstate my driver's license

My license was suspended 2 years ago due to a criminal charge and lack of financial responsibility I've been pulled over and now here recently literally just in the parking lot almost of my employment and ticketed for driving law suspended the problem is I am so far in debt due to this covid... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jul 26, 2022

Go to IN.gov and look up the BMV. There should be sample forms for waiver available.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: What are the rules of procedure when applying for and returning a knock and announce search warrant in indiana

When does an affidavit (probable cause) for search have to be filed with the clerk? When does the warrant have to be returned? If there's no affidavit of probable cause ever filed with the clerk EVER ..is that legal? Next if 10 months later a different cause number(ed) search warrant is... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jul 5, 2022

If you have had 3 attorneys not sure why your questions have not been answered. To answer your questions accurately depends on the specific facts of your case which are not listed in your description. However, you can Google the specific statute to give you some insights into the law that... Read more »

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 »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 31, 2022

You have to remember that this is a Public Defender. You are entitled to court-appointed counsel if you qualify, but you are not entitled to pick the attorney who gets appointed. As long as the appointed attorney provides "effective assistance" as that term is defined by the Supreme Court... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: If I tell an officer he can't come in and search for someone without a warrant and he tries to get in my house anyway

Is that a crime

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 31, 2022

Short answer: No.

The 4th Amendment protects you from unwarranted searches and seizures (subject to a truckload of exceptions that make it more holes than wall).

The remedy for a violation of the 4th Amendment is the exclusion of any evidence found or seized.

However, if you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: How do I stop voice 2 skull
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on May 24, 2022

This is NOT a legal question but a technical one. You need to identify the mechanism of transmission before any legal remedy is possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Can a probation officer use an illegal search and Seizure Report in a psi and you be sentenced on it?

Ok let me add to this then so I can get a little more clarification. An illegal search and Seizure being detailed into a psi is not a violation of my 4th amendment right? Also bc I had marijuana on me in CA and it's legal and being in Indiana it is illegal this evidence enhanced my sentencing... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 22, 2022

During the sentencing phase of a case, the legal standard for the admission of evidence no longer follows the Rules of Evidence. Rather, the evidence only needs to have "sufficient indicia of reliability" which is a pretty low bar.

Hearsay, and even double-hearsay, is allowed....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: If I am living with a roommate while on house arrest and they come do a search can they room get searched as well

what all areas are they allowed to search with and without a search warrant while i am on house arrest

Grant E Helms
Grant E Helms
answered on May 16, 2022

The documentation you signed when you started house arrest will outline the parameters of your monitoring situation and what the monitoring authority and law enforcement is authorized to do. It's not clear if you're a pre-trial detainee on house arrest or a defendant on house arrest doing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: if a domestic violence case is dismissed, can I still buy and own firearms or are there restrictions or waiting periods?

Protective order vacated and the case is fully dismissed as of 12-18-2021

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 14, 2022

If the case is dismissed, you're likely good to go. However, you won't know until you try.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: Does a witness have to take the stand in court if she is married to the defendant ?

As well as the witness feels like she can't go through with it , and is also the victim of the case ?

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Mar 1, 2022

If subpoenaed to court, then the spouse needs to appear so as not to be in violation of a court order that could result in her arrest. That being said, depending on the circumstances of what she would testify to, the spousal privilege may limit or prevent her testimony. She should contact a... Read more »

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