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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: What is the state law towards freedom of speech and airing adult content commercials on the air in the day in Indiana?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 12, 2019

Your question remains open for a month, and it is something an Indiana attorney would know best. You could contact the Federal Communications Commission to ask their assistance in identifying state-specific resources that might be a starting point. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I need to get a transport order in for my son.to go to Putnam county jail from Marion county jail 2 . how do I do that
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 10, 2019

If your son is being held in Marion County on a Putnam County warrant then the jails should be making arrangements to get him transported. If he is serving a sentence in Marion County before being transported to Putnam County then the Judge in Putnam County should prepare the order.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I think I am being black mailed.

I met a woman online and and via and instant messaging service I sent her a private photo. We have since broke but she is threatening to have the picture posted on internet and has said somebody text me stating they are from the FBI and that if I do not pay money I will be prosecuted

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Dec 10, 2019

Yup, you're being scammed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I think I am being black mailed.

I met a woman online and and via and instant messaging service I sent her a private photo. We have since broke but she is threatening to have the picture posted on internet and has said somebody text me stating they are from the FBI and that if I do not pay money I will be prosecuted

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 10, 2019

If definitely does, and unless you are under 18 there likely is no crime you committed.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: I found out a friend who was keeping my parrots gave them to a rescue without contacting me to get them back.

She has not answered her phone and seems to have up and moved away. She gave them to a bird rescue, where he acknowledges the birds are mine (we messaged and talked by phone) but says I have to legally go after her, not him. I have proof in writing that this woman and I had an agreement and that... Read more »

Anitra Walker
Anitra Walker answered on Dec 10, 2019

Based on the facts, it appears you do have a civil claim for approximately 1600.00 against your friend. The problem is you will need to locate her in order to effectively bring the lawsuit. Also, if you believe she lives in the state of Indiana, the lawsuit will need to be filed in Indiana. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: What charges can be brought for failing to report to MCC?

Is it possible to get a delay in reporting date because of an emergency? Or a question of misconduct on the part of his public defender?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 9, 2019

Failing to report could be viewed a failure to return to lawful detention or escape. This would make him a high risk offender and cause complications for the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Went to indy.gov and paid a ticket but its not showing as paid after I revisit the site I have a reciept. Is This normal

I first went to myBMV.com to pay it but it said there was an error with my payment. So that's when I went to indy.gov and paid it but its not showing up as paid

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 9, 2019

Call the Clerk's Office for the county where your case is pending to confirm they have receipt of the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: If I am 1% partner in a business, how would it impact my taxes or other financial profile

Actually my cousin in Canada wants to register a business in US so that he could provide consulting services in US. He needs me to be the 1% partner so he could register a business in US since I am a resident and soon would be a citizen. I am doing MBA at Kelley School of Business and a have hefty... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Dec 8, 2019

It depends on the corporate structure and jurisdiction. It'll also depend on your other income. You'll most likely have additional reporting requirements personally. You're best off finding a tax expert to advise you on this.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyright and Immigration Law for Indiana on
Q: Can i hire a lawyer and give power of attorney to the lawyer to help with the sale of my Car?

I am asking as I am out travelling outside USA for 3 weeks, to get my Visa stamped on my passport, I would need a lawyer to represent me with the Car sale, if I am unable to return to the USA for some reason

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 3, 2019

In general yes. it will always depend on the attorney.

Many attorneys do not want to get directly involved in transactions of this nature as many things could go wrong.

All you are doing is giving a power of attorney to somebody.

can be a lawyer or anybody else.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I have an ex who I have crossed passed with over the past few years. He has taken my pictures of me on 2 occasions.

He has also pulled up next to me in a parking lot only to stare at me for a few minutes and then pull off. Just recently he was staring at me in intimidation when we happened to be at the same restaurant. His wife has confronted me (verbally), sent me a threatening text and has been staring me down... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 3, 2019

You can document best you can each time a situation happens and you can file for a protective order through your local court. The Clerks Office has the forms for you to fill out.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Hello i was i was collateral damage in a car accident.

There was a wreck that had happened in pitch blackness on a major highway less than a minute before i had arrived. There was no other cars in the area. I ran over peices of there car and had damage to the underneith side of there car. My insurance company and there insurance company has me going... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Nov 26, 2019

Whether you have towing coverage or not, get the car out of impound, ASAP. If car rental was important, why didn't you have it on your insurance? The easiest thing to do is to pay your deductible and repair the car through your own insurance. When your insurance resolves the claim, they will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: To be charged with this crime do you have to prove without doubt that the person knew the funds were fraudulent?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 25, 2019

You will need to provide more details "this crime" does not give enough to base an answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: My 13 yr old daughter was pinned by a 14 yr old boy at school and he stuck his hands down her pants and she said stop

Several times and he grabbed her hand and put it down his pants what trouble can this boy get into and what as parents can we do she said no several times

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 21, 2019

It should have been reported to the school and to law enforcement; if it wasn't do it soon. He could be charged with sexual battery or more and confinement. Were there any witnesses, if so, statements need to be taken from them as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I need a lawyer to file a motion to quash warrant on my behalf.

I just found out about this case 2 months ago and it has been more than 10 years since this happened.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 20, 2019

That is not likely to happen as arrest warrants expire after 6 months but if reissued do not expire; as well as bench warrants do not expire. However, depending on the charges an attorney may be able to assist you in surrendering to the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I need to know how to get an expungement or seal my records in indiana
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 20, 2019

You can contact an attorney in or near the county where the cases are filed that you want expunged or you can file a petition on your own. Keep in mind expungements are very technical and if not filed properly you could be precluded from ever expunging the convictions from your record. You can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: What's it mean when warrent been issued in error
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 20, 2019

You would need to provide more details to adequately answer the question.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: How long can proof of insurance be requested after a traffic violation? (Speeding ticket)

My friend got a speeding ticket in January 2017. It was paid prior to his court hearing (I know it was because I called In his card to pay it) his case sat in pending status on mycase.in.gov up until 11/8/2019. It was changed to paid and an sr-16 was sent to bmv. He received a letter from the BMV... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 20, 2019

Any time the BMV receives notification, through SR16, of a conviction/violation they request proof of insurance. The delay is on the court or the clerk not the BMV.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Should all charges filed against me be shown in the police report?

I’m a 22 year old first offender. When looking at my case through the states website, I have 2 misdemeanor charges pending. However, in the police report there is only one charge mentioned - Public Intoxication.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 20, 2019

Not necessarily. If the details listed in the police report support additional charges, but the police did not list those charges there is not issue because the prosecutor determines what charges get filed and not the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Indiana on
Q: My father died a year ago, now his wife is contacting me Telling me to sign a estate paper to sign the house over

I have no idea how any of this works, but she’s telling me the home needs maintenance and my and my brother need to sign estate papers giving her the home? Should I do this?

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 18, 2019

You should have the papers reviewed by a probate attorney before you sign them.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: Is there anything that can stop construction of something on neighboring property that will lower my property value?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2019

Not if the structure will be in compliance with zoning and other laws, and the project is run in compliance with OSHA, environmental, labor, fire & safety, and other codes. Your question remained open for three weeks. Those are some general considerations. You could consult with an Indiana attorney... Read more »

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