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Q: How do you know if a limit goes by statue of limitations or statue of repose?

Was in wreck cause defective ball joint upon hitting a guardrail at 50mph the air bag did not go off so hit the windshield twice which slit my face open. Filed complaint pac took over claim, then said they was escalated to esis. Esis denied the claim cause statue of repose, so remessaged pac whom... View More

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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Indiana, determining whether a claim is governed by a statute of limitations or a statute of repose depends on the specific nature of the claim. The statute of limitations sets the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated, while the statute of repose limits the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Can police use their blind bar on car while driving to get probable cause for a stop?

Police car followed me used overhead light bar to blind into a curve from behind then used that as probable cause for a stop.

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

No, it is generally not legal for police to use their blinding overhead lights solely as a pretext to establish probable cause to pull someone over.

The use of blinding lights could only be justified if the officer already had an articulable reasonable suspicion that a traffic violation or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: As an out of state resident, can a person 18-21 privately purchase and apply for a CCW for a handgun?
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answered on Jan 18, 2024

Unfortunately, based on Indiana law, it does not appear that an 18-21 year old non-resident would be able to privately purchase a handgun or obtain an Indiana concealed carry permit. Here are the key reasons:

• Private handgun purchases - Federal law prohibits federally licensed firearms...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Constitutional Law and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: If a parent is in police custody and agrees to sighn over rights,what motion should be filed
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answered on Jan 17, 2024

In Indiana, if a parent in police custody agrees to sign over their parental rights, the appropriate legal action would be to file a petition for involuntary termination of parental rights in the appropriate family court. This petition is typically filed in the county where the child resides.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Can a detective record our conversation in my home without my consent in Elkhart,Indiana?
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answered on Jan 16, 2024

I do not have enough information or context to definitively state if a detective can record a conversation in a private home without consent in Elkhart, Indiana. However, here is some general information about recording laws in Indiana:

- Indiana is a "one-party consent" state...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: If I'm not fully lucid after being woken up suddenly by an officer and he gets my consent to search, is it lawful?

My fiance was sleeping in her car after a 17 hour shift, she parked in a legal parking spot to take a nap in order to avoid trying to drive while sleep deprived. According to a lawrenceburg, IN policeman. Someone had called the police worried about her welfare. The officer rudely and violently beat... View More

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

Based on the details provided, there are good arguments that the search was not lawful due to your fiance's diminished mental capacity when she supposedly consented. A few key points:

- Consent searches require voluntary, knowing, and intelligent consent. If the person is not fully...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: What can I do about another state charging me child support when Ive been paying child support for 13 years in another?

I filed for divorce and was granted it about 13 years ago, but was ordered to pay child support and was retroactively ordered to pay back-support all the way back to when my son was born, and along with other stipulations. My ex wife moved had moved back home with her family and had taken the kids... View More

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

In your situation, where you're facing child support issues across state lines, it's important to understand the complexities of interstate child support laws. Each state has its own child support guidelines, but they generally follow the federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: How can South Dakota charge me with stealing a motorcycle when I purchase it in Indiana and have sales receipt

My husband purchased a used Harley from a woman in Indiana. When you give him the title, he noticed the woman’s name wasn’t it wasn’t titled in her name she had signed on as a purchaser, but never sent it in and title it in her name when I asked her about that she explained that she had power... View More

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answered on Nov 7, 2023

If the motorcycle was reported stolen in South Dakota, authorities there have jurisdiction to press charges if the vehicle is found within their state, regardless of any sales receipt you possess from Indiana. The concept of 'title jumping' refers to the act of selling a vehicle without... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: i was recently released to federal probation to federal parole on attempted hobbs act robbery and 924c tayler vs unite

getrid of unconstitutional convictions while on federal probation

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

If you believe your convictions were unconstitutional and you're currently on federal probation, you should consider seeking legal counsel to review your case. An attorney can evaluate the specifics of your situation and advise whether there are grounds for an appeal or a motion to vacate your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: i would like to ask the prosecution as to what happened to my POT. Yes is illegal in Indiana, but the deputy sherriff

stated that he would not charge me if he found it in the car. I pilot told him not 2 search my car, stating the last time they illegaly searched they open all the antique 'key chucks' that were sealed never opened. around 30 or so. Anyway They done an enventory search but no pot... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

If you're seeking information about the whereabouts or handling of evidence, you can file a discovery motion in the court where the case is pending. Discovery motions typically request specific items or information relevant to a case. If the marijuana is not listed in the inventory after a... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: How do I file complaint for my son not receiving his prescribed medications in franklin county indiana jail

Diagnosed with Graves disease in 2016, on daily prescribed meds until being incarcerated on Aug 29. Facility not giving him his prescribed medication since Aug 29th.

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answered on Sep 28, 2023

In Indiana, first contact the Franklin County jail administration to file a complaint about your son not receiving his medication. If that fails, consider filing a complaint with the Indiana Department of Correction Ombudsman. In urgent cases, consult an attorney experienced in prisoners'... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Real Estate Law, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Can my ex-wife filed for immediate position of a property purchased by both of us and the property my business is on?

Me and my wife was married, divorced 5 years now but have been in a relationship during those 5years I own My own business Repairs on R.Vs The property my business is on is in my ex wifes name and now that we have went see ways shes evicting me from my business with property purchased by both of... View More

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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Given that your business is operating on this property, the stakes are high, and immediate legal consultation is advisable to protect your interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Is it against the law to not hire someone because of their past addiction? Isn't that discrimination?

Went to an interview and I mentioned that I was in recovery, because we were talking about my criminal history, and as soon as I had mentioned that I was in recovery I was told that I wouldn't be hired because I am an addict

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answered on Jul 19, 2023

In Indiana, like many other states, there are laws in place that prohibit employment discrimination based on certain protected characteristics, such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and in some cases, past drug addiction. These laws are designed to ensure equal employment... View More

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Q: What is one's legal rights while on house arrest VS State rights, how to know if rights are violated. Elkhart, In

Ex : been exposed to cruel and unusual punishment, unaccessible to hygiene and food/ store for 5 weeks due to laid off/ non payment. All passes taken for 5 weeks. What are personal rights while under house arrest, what are States rights while under house arrest, what is counties rights while... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

When someone is under house arrest, their legal rights depend on the conditions and terms set forth by the court and the state. In general, a person on house arrest has the right to:

Due process: This means that any decisions related to the house arrest must be made according to legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Why do Attorneys on this "FREE LEGAL HELP FORUM " website tell us "Not to talk about the details "

Don't talk about the details of our case? In my situation after 3 yrs and 2 attorneys and NEVER HAVE MY QUESTIONS BEEN ANSWERED!! NOT EVEN HERE!! My questions are basically about procedures in a criminal case in ELKHART INDIANA. HOME OF THE WOLVERINES!! #1 in wrongful convictions &... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2023

This is a public forum, so there is no attorney-client privilege to anything posted here. Additionally, if you are a friend or family member sharing details about another person's case, you are also providing information publicly that the prosecution can use in their investigation and trial... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Indiana on
Q: Indiana on the affidavit for arrest if the police say they advised us of our Miranda rights , but never did.

On top of saying I made a statement and never did. With no bodycams on a knock & announce search warrant. What are my options

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answered on Jan 30, 2023

Whether or not you were read your Miranda rights is a question of fact that your attorney needs to review during discovery in your case. Likewise, whether or not you made a statement is a question of fact that should be explored.

The vast majority of warrants are "knock and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: indiana rules When executing a knock and announce search warrant are bodycams excluded? Why?

The police never gave the signed warrant to the clerk to file. Took 11 months to return the warrant and it's not the same cause number. Also no bodycams? Why

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answered on Jan 30, 2023

First, body cams are not required by law, so there is nothing abnormal or problematic with not having body cam video in discovery since not all officers are equipped with body cams.

Second, it is not uncommon for search warrants to be obtained under a unique cause number and not in the same...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I need a civil rights lawyer in Indiana to help with violation of civil rights and human rights being violated

Husband has many of his rights being violated including;

#2- freedom from discrimination

#3- right to life and safety

#5- freedom from torture and inhumane treatment-- not even anything but one little blanket during the Sub-Zero degrees no heat and there was snow on his bed.... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2023

There doesn't appear to be question posed, but the issues you are raising are issues that need to be discussed with an attorney actually handling the case.

If you husband has an attorney (retained or appointed) these are issues that need to be discussed with that attorney.

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... View More

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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... View More

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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... View More

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