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Q: I currently have a misdemeanor battery looking for a reasonable attory can someone please give me some information pleas

first and foremost like to introduce myself my name is Angel I'm currently in South bend Indiana area someone can please give me some feedback it would be great do have some earn income saved up like to know prices please help somebody thank you very much and have yourself a good evening! today is... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jan 14, 2020

You can use the "Find a Lawyer" tab to search for attorneys who practice in the county where your case is pending.

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Q: What's the cost for a modification from community corrections

April 4th will be one yr since I've been placed on home detention and have 1 yr left but my case is modifiable.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jan 13, 2020

It will depend on the case and your attorney. You should speak with one or more experienced criminal attorneys to get a reasonable price range.

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Q: If someone is out on house arrest will they be required to stay at the address on their license
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jan 6, 2020

They will be required to stay at the location the court has approved.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Can I email the judge about an inmate and plead for a bail to be set? Im trying to keep his job safe

He is currently serving for a driving on suspended and missed his first hearing. He helps care for my sons and works with me and I would accept full responsibility for any future court dates/fines he may face.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jan 2, 2020

If you email a judge it is very likely the court will not respond or indicate that a non-party is sending correspondence to the court and the court will ignore the email. If you can afford an attorney you should hire one who can advocate for a bond and good resolution to the case. If you cannot... Read more »

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Q: Any lawyers in South bend Indiana that accept payment plans!?

Misdemeanor

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Jan 2, 2020

I do, contact me with details.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Criminal Law and Business Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I sue someone for buying things in my name and bankrupting my business?

I recently started a company with around $80K of my own money as a 65% partner. The partner of 25% bought things in the company name and my personal name without my approval saying she paid for these only to find out months later they haven't been paid for and they're in my name. I have several... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 30, 2019

Yes. You should contact a business litigation attorney to evaluate the situation, including determining whether there are any assets to pursue.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I did the prosecutor gave it back to police for more investigation that they have had 6 months for.

The prosecutor was her lawyer in another case so i feel thats why there hasnt been anything done as well as she has family in police department. What can i do??

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 30, 2019

You can try calling the Indiana State Police or the Attorney General.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: How do I go about pressing charges for a battery case with bodily injury the police arent persuing.

Have medical bills in collection now because of it as well as damaged property. I am being discriminated against by the local police and they are trying to give me the run around.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 30, 2019

You can contact the prosecutors office to see if they will do a citizen intake to discuss the case with you.

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Q: 35-45-2-1(a)(2) F6 intimidation same as 7270 but where threat is to commit forcible felony. What does that mean?

Does the 7270 indicate the same victim from a previous case?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 26, 2019

I'm not sure what you mean by 7270.

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Q: Why does it say motion to dismiss on my case 4 months after taking a plea and being sentenced?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 26, 2019

Without more information this question cannot be answered accurately. If you had more than one charge and plead only to one then the other charges would show dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Law and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Is there anything that can be done if the father of a child keeps calling child protective services making false accusa

Almost weekly he is doin this and every time it's substantiated. But DCS protocol is to investigate every report that comes through. So they said unfortunately they have to do their part each time

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Dec 20, 2019

I think you meant that every time it's "unsubstantiated," meaning no basis was found for the charges. This is, unfortunately, something that happens from time to time. What DCS told you is generally correct, that they have a duty to investigate the charges that are lodged with them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I got caught with a bottle of test e, anavar and arimidex in Indiana. My court date is Jan 22, what are your opinions

What should I do??? I was driving to Texas from Michigan and got caught with those 3 bottles. I’m really scared and don’t want jail time, what should I do?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Dec 16, 2019

You should contact an attorney in the county where you were charged and begin working on your defense. If you cannot afford an attorney, when you go to your first court date, ask the judge to appoint a public defender.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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