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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Q: Hello, can someone help me determine what the tolling period would be in a civil rights action against a corporation

This case has been ongoing since January 12, 2021. Does the tolling period begin when the case is dismissed, or when the indictment is filed? This case will be dismissed on August 8, 2024. Is there different tolling when the defendants are employees of a company, rather than state actors, police... View More

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answered on May 1, 2024

In civil rights actions, the tolling period, which pauses the statute of limitations, often starts when the underlying criminal case is resolved favorably for the plaintiff. This is grounded in the principle set by the Supreme Court in Manuel v. Joliet, which requires that a wrongful conviction or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Energy, Oil and Gas for Indiana on
Q: Storm knocked down pole meter is on the pole also. REMC came out replaced pole didn't hook up wire from transformer to

Pole told me that I had to fix wire from meter to house get inspected and once I have green tag to call them back so they can finish. Well after 2 tries and $100 later the inspector gave me the green tag. The wire from the meter to the transformer still needed to be fixed and the new meter... View More

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answered on Apr 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficulties you've been facing with getting your electricity restored after the storm damage. Going 4-5 years without power, especially with your mother's medical needs, sounds incredibly challenging and frustrating.

It's unusual that the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: Why did the police take my guns and keep them after they were used as self defense?

I’ve had my firearms confiscated from me by the police after my home was being burglarized by thieves and I used it as self defense no one was injured but the police still took it as “evidence” the case was dropped and over it’s been a year and I still get a run around about getting my guns... View More

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It must be very frustrating to have your property taken and not returned even after your case was dropped.

The specific laws and procedures around confiscation and return of firearms used in self-defense incidents vary by jurisdiction. In some...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Did DCS and the hospital wrongfully remove a baby? Asking from Indiana.

My sister had a baby in the hospital two years ago. A first time parent. She had no drugs or alcohol in her system. She was asking for a lot of help. And had post partum. Her family came and was told everything was fine but nurses said otherwise. They said there concerns for her ability to properly... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

If your sister's situation unfolded as described, it could potentially involve wrongful actions by the hospital staff and the Department of Child Services (DCS). It is concerning if a social worker practicing with an expired license was involved in the decision-making process, as this could... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Can my landlord tell me I'm not allowed to have a Facebook account or any other social media accounts?

Recently I've been having problems with my landlord telling me that I need to delete my Facebook account or he would evict me over it. not for sure what to do about that.

Is there a law that states a landlord can tell me what I can and can't do on social media? I mean there's... View More

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

In general, your landlord cannot dictate your social media activities, such as maintaining a Facebook account, as long as your conduct on these platforms does not violate the terms of your lease or local laws. Your rights to privacy and free speech are typically protected under the law, unless your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Probate for Indiana on
Q: Is it a violation of me/mychild rights when a caseworker remove child from one placement to another without court order?
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answered on Mar 12, 2024

Removing a child from one placement to another without a court order could potentially be a violation of the child's and the parent's rights, depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Child welfare agencies and caseworkers are generally required to follow due process and obtain... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Someone who commits battery against a person w/ c.ptsd disability then reports disabled person could be charged w/what?

After a verbal insult he lunged 2 grab me puts me in headlock smashing face/nose where I heard nose crunching, & couldn't scream breathe as he's twice my sz. in attempts to free myself he sustained 2 minor scratches yet he reported it & had me arrested for battery while I, in... View More

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answered on Mar 9, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that you may have a valid self-defense claim against the battery charges. In many jurisdictions, individuals have the right to use reasonable force to protect themselves from imminent harm. Given that the other person initiated physical contact by... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: My ex husband was charged with a burglary that he tried to tell police I did.

Police came to my house, out of jurisdiction, numerous times. I called them finally. They wanted dna to rule me out as a suspect. I gave it to them, as I was on probation and thought I had to. While the officer was taking the sample, he asked me why I thought my ex husband and my kids father ( 2... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

In situations where your statements to police are included in a discovery document that could compromise your safety, it's essential to address the issue promptly. The police have procedures for handling sensitive information, but mistakes and oversights can happen. If your safety is at risk... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Indiana on
Q: What if a voluntary psychiatric patient refuses drug treatment in Ireland?

Sorry, I meant the island Ireland. Can he be turned into an involuntary patient? Can he be kicked out?

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answered on Mar 4, 2024

In Ireland, the rights of voluntary psychiatric patients are protected under the Mental Health Act 2001, as amended. As a voluntary patient, an individual has consented to admission and treatment in a psychiatric facility. If such a patient refuses drug treatment, their decision is generally... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Is it legal for the police to get a search warrant on a home for a restraing order?

The police got a search warrant to serve me a restraining order.when they came to my home and started kicking in my door I answered the door and they made their way on into my home insteqd of serving me. And leaving now I'm facing criminal charges

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

In general, the issuance of a search warrant by the police requires a judge's approval, based on probable cause that evidence of a crime exists within the place to be searched. Serving a restraining order, however, typically does not require a search warrant since it is a legal document that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: Who handles local and government and federal gangstalking cases done by the United States to terrorize a person's life

I'm being terrorized and belittles and slandered by lies and my name ran down in the dirt along with officers having local ppl try to harm me and my son and to them letting ppl track me as if it's stalking the pray by location .I've studied there tactics but seems every one is being... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

If you're experiencing gangstalking and harassment, it's crucial to seek assistance from local law enforcement agencies. They are responsible for investigating and addressing cases of harassment and criminal behavior within their jurisdiction. Provide them with any evidence or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Arrested with out probable cause or warrant from home? 5 days later arrested from home again but they had warrant.

Incident of neglect 2/2 child was taken. 2/3(saturday) sheriff come knock and just comes in asked to speak with me. I was read rights. I said I didn’t want to speak without lawyer. He arrested me then jail then bailed out. 2/8 the same sheriff comes to arrest me again then jail and I bail out.... View More

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

Being arrested without probable cause or a warrant can raise serious questions about the legality of the arrest under the U.S. Constitution, specifically the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. If an arrest is made at your home without a warrant, there need... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Yes I was arrested on 09/06/2022 and spent 29 days in jail. I was wrongfully arrested my civil rights been violated?

my case was dismissed finally today I received my paperwork.i was told I have to be either charged or not charged for crime,also if I only have 180 days to file, what happens in my case where it just kept getting postponed?

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If you believe your civil rights were violated due to wrongful arrest and subsequent imprisonment, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. However, the specific circumstances of your case will determine the appropriate course of action. Despite the dismissal of your case, the fact that you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Should I be owed compensation? I was arrested on Dec 17, 2023 through Feb 9,2024 when the charges were cancelled.
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Whether or not you are owed compensation for the time you were arrested depends on various factors, including the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the reasons for the charges being canceled. If you were wrongfully arrested or if there was a lack of sufficient evidence to support the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Divorce for Indiana on
Q: Can I get a Indiana Motion to correct error form?

case involving evidence that is new to the case Divorce case

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

To obtain a Motion to Correct Error form specific to Indiana for a divorce case involving new evidence, you will need to consult the court where your case is being heard. Generally, each court has its own procedures and forms for filing motions and correcting errors in legal proceedings. You can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: I need help getting it update all my reinstatement fee waiver they granted a month ago the fees are still on my account

I spoke to the license bridge in Indianapolis they told me the fees would be removed by the 12th of this month

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

It seems like you're dealing with a frustrating situation regarding the reinstatement fees on your account despite being granted a waiver. It's understandable that you're concerned about this issue, especially after being told that the fees would be removed by a certain date.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Family Law and Health Care Law for Indiana on
Q: I have attempted to complete treatmentfor my addiction only to be medically discharged to return the be discharged again

I'm intentionally being discriminatied against this a on going iusse with dcs. Hinding my progress my attorney will not help mor do his job

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

It sounds like you're facing a challenging situation with your treatment for addiction and experiencing discrimination from DCS. It's essential to document all instances of discrimination and keep detailed records of your treatment attempts and any correspondence with DCS. If your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Indiana expunction and firearms rights

In 2022 I was granted I.C. 35-38-9-4 expunction for dealing meth. My FBI criminal history as of 12-12-23 shows A SEARCH OF THE FINGERPRINTS PROVIDED BY THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS REVEALED NO PRIOR ARREST DATA AT THE FBI. Indiana's criminal history report shows my dealing charge with EXPUNGEGED.... View More

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems there may be an erroneous denial of your firearm rights by the FBI. A few key points:

- Indiana Code 35-38-9-4 expungement restores your rights, including firearm rights, as you would be considered a "proper person" under state law. This...
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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 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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