To address errors in a police report, you should first contact the police department that filed the report. Explain the situation and the specific inaccuracies you've identified. It's helpful to have any relevant documentation or evidence that supports your claim of errors in the report....View More
In Indiana, finding out if a person has a sealed warrant that hasn't been issued can be challenging due to the nature of sealed warrants. These warrants are typically not accessible to the public and are intended to remain confidential, often for reasons related to ongoing investigations or...View More
My ex tricked me into eating dog cookies by telling me they were regular gingerbread cookies. They were shaped like any regular gingerbread man cookie you would see. It did not have any smells that seemed off and the taste was bland to me. She used our child to get me to eat it. My concern is that... View More
To view dockets from an old e-filing when you cannot access your account, you should contact the clerk of the court where the case was filed. They can provide guidance on how to access public records. In some jurisdictions, court documents can be accessed online through a court's case...View More
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
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
My husband was arrested and is being charged with unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe that was discovered in a jewelry case located inside the Co- defendants vehicle's glove box. The co- defendant was also the operator of the vehicle at the time and has admitted to ownership of... View More
First, in criminal defense, it is always important to remember that the defendant does not have to prove anything. It is up to the State to prove that a defendant committed each element of a given criminal charge.
Second, the defense lawyer MAY file a motion to have evidence confiscated...View More
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
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
In Indiana, a no-contact order generally prohibits the named defendant from contacting the protected person. However, the order doesn't automatically work both ways. If the protected person (victim) is harassing the defendant, it could be a separate issue. If you believe you are being harassed...View More
I will be transferring next year as a junior. I am currently studying criminal justice and want to go into criminal law. I will be taking a couple classes, but was hoping to possibly get an internship at a firm this next summer. If you guys are looking, I would be very interested at working at your... View More
If there is a warrant and you show up at court you will be taken into custody and it will be up to the judge to let you out. Since its been a year since you were in court, it is unlikely you will be released. You should consult with a local criminal defense attorney who may be able to get the...View More
It sounds as though you are attempting to represent yourself rather than use an attorney. That is a mistake. Just because you file a request for a continuance does not mean that it will be granted. Local rules sometimes require that a request for continuance be filed days in advance of a...View More
Based on the information provided to the police and then to the prosecutor determines what charges are filed. This does not mean the State can prove the charges, it will be based on what evidence there is in the case. An F4 carries a penalty range of 2-12 years in the DOC. If you have not...View More
In Indiana, it's possible for law enforcement to seize a car that is allegedly used to sell a controlled substance before a person is convicted. This practice, known as civil asset forfeiture, allows authorities to take property suspected to be connected to criminal activities. However, due...View More
It will depend on many factors including, how long since the last conviction and the strength of the prosecutor's case among other factors. Many counties will allow a reduction after completing probation. You should consult with a criminal defense attorney who practices in the county where...View More
In Indiana, whether a DUI charge can be reduced from a felony 6 to a misdemeanor largely depends on the specific circumstances of the case, the defendant's prior criminal history, and the discretion of the judge and prosecution involved. Generally, a felony 6 DUI is more likely to occur if...View More
The short answer is yes. The prosecutor offers the plea and if the defendant accepts the plea, then the judge decides if the plea is appropriate given the circumstances of the case and the defendant. The judge can either accept or reject the plea.
A judge may accept or reject any plea agreement presented. Plea agreements are negotiated between the prosecutor and the defense attorney. All parties, including the defendant, must be in agreement for a plea agreement to be filed with the court. Once a plea agreement is filed, the judge will hold...View More
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