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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Indiana on
Q: Does the owner of a deposit accepting ATM machine own the cash inside as well?

Scenario: I have my own personal deposit-accepting atm machine that only I use, no one else. I make a deposit of $100 into my checking account using a $100 bill. I then physically open the ATM machine and take out that $100 bill that was just inserted (but my checking account balance remains the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 27, 2021

If I were you I would have a banking lawyer on retainer, to help you when the going gets really tough.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Q: My husband has federal court coming up and on the court docket it has Plaintiff: USA Defendant: (a different name.

It has my husbands co-defendant)

My question is why is that like that?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 14, 2021

It really depends where on the docket you are looking, but case captions are generally limited to one name. So you'll often see USA v. John Doe, et al. The et al. stands for everyone else. Some cases have lots of defendants and it would make things awfully cumbersome if they all had to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: 2 months after serve out of parole in Kentucky, Indiana parole office along with two Tell City, Ind. officers.

Kick in my dad's house, handcuff and hold at gun point my little brother and go through all my father's residence, property and garages. My buddy's house is kicked in and searched and my house is doors rammed off the hinges and completely tossed upside down to the point of... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on May 11, 2021

I'd suggest consulting with a civil rights attorney who is familiar with 1983 actions. Keep in mind you have a time limit to put the agencies on notice.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: How much to retain an attorney or a level 2 felony meth charge with 2 priors
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Nov 22, 2020

Attorneys will not generally quote fees in public forums like this. I suggest you contact me or other attorneys privately through this site. For one thing, in order to quote a fee, an attorney would need to discuss the facts of your case, and you definitely do not want to do that publicly!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Is attempt robbery a violent crime in state of Indiana
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 29, 2020

Yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Indiana on
Q: How can my boyfriend get his probation transferred?

He is on probation for 6 months in Indiana but he’s trying to be here with me in St. Louis. We planned on getting married sometimes this year, and he has a job waiting for him here already. Is that enough for them to transfer his probation?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 4, 2020

He needs to speak with his probation officer and to discuss how his case can be transferred under the Interstate Compact on Probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Can the police pull me over just to talk to me
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 21, 2020

Assuming you are not a CDL operator and in a commercial vehicle, no, not without a valid traffic violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Can the police look through other peoples phones that are in the house while doing a search and seizure warrent
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 14, 2020

It depends; were the police searching the phone based on authority from the search warrant? Did the owner's of the phones give consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Am I able to purchase a firearm with these criminal charges:

04-28-18 / 185503A4 / Conviction / Probation Served

09-21-18 / 184904B / Conviction of Misdemeanor 3 / Probation served

09-21-18 / 186111G4II / Non-Conviction / Withdrawn

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

There is not enough information you provided to be able to give you an accurate answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Hello my question is can you still purchase a gun for home protection in Indianapolis if i have a d felony for theft
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Mar 23, 2020

As a convicted felon you would be prohibited from possessing or owning a firearm. If you were to try and purchase a firearm, you could be charged with a state or federal crime. Depending on when you were convicted you might be able to get the case expunged or reduced to a misdemeanor, in which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Can I be charged with “Intimidation with a deadlt weapon” if the cops find no weapon and there is no evidence ?

Im being charged with Intimidation with a deadly weapon because someone said I pulled a knife out on them, I was then stopped by the police and questioned. There was no weapon found on me and theres no evidence of me being in possession of a weapon. Can I be charged ?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Feb 1, 2020

Absolutely, to charge requires probable cause, which is a fairly low standard. However, just because you have been charged does not mean the state will be able to convict. A conviction requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt which is a very high standard. You should consult with an attorney as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: I am selling a house on contract the buyer is posing as owner of house and has for sale on line

besides breaching contract already by being late on payment a few months can I bring charges against and have them evicted

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 17, 2019

Reading between the lines, it sounds to me like you are selling the house to someone who is renting it from you; is that right? If so, unless the written buy/sell agreement or the written lease prohibit the buyer/renter from doing what he apparently is doing (getting a jump on the situation by... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: I would like to know if I have a case on my hands. I was arrested for Auto Theft in Sep. 17, 2019 between 5-6pm.

I was told I was in video with my boyfriend and another male commuting this crime. The detective who file for the warrant came to my house previously and I told him I did not do this crime and I was willing to give any evidence to prove this to be true I had an alibi. The detective accused me of... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 13, 2019

If you are convicted by plea or trial you have no case.

I think you should concentrate on your case before you consider a civil suit

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Immigration Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: should defendant accept plea deal and accept guilty for DV and Strangulation level 5 felony ?

Defendant is not US citizen and is on Ice Hold. should he take offer and accept counciling, probation , etc instead of jail time or say not guilty and continue trial so that he won’t be deported.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 2, 2019

This is like asking a doctor over the internet should I have my lung removed or take the chance with the chemotherapy.

He has an attorney who he should listen too.

Isn't this your BOYFRIEND who is charged with strangulation of a pregnant woman?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: My boyfriend is charged with DV and strangulation against pregnant women level 5 felony.

He is not a US citizen. Victim does not want to worsen his case and wants to work relationship .If found not guilty is he still deportable? or if he accepts Plea bargaining will he still be deported?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 2, 2019

If there is a conviction regardless if by plea or by trial, he would be deportable. If the case is dismissed or found not guilty, deportation is very unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Is it required for police to leave a receipt of items removed from a home during a search warrant?

Both occupants were home when warrant was served for specific items to be obtained, but only one of the two received a copy. 11 days have passed and still no knowledge of what was removed from the home, but two specific items missing from home had nothing to do with the investigation. Feels as... Read more »

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

The Search Warrant should have a case number at the Clerks Office, the police would also file a Return of Search Warrant detailing the items removed. The return is to be filed in the same case as the search warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: How can they charge you with possession of a handgun if you didn't have one when you were arrested
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Aug 15, 2019

Possession of a firearm, or any item, does not depend on police finding on you at the time of your arrest. The prosecutor will need to prove one of the following, beyond a reasonable doubt, to secure a conviction:

1. That you had physical possession of the firearm at some point and time;...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Indiana on
Q: Will my husband be arrested after questioning?

Our neighbor asked my husband to put her boyfriend in the tub. Her boyfriend was breathing just not responding. An hour later she called an ambulance and ge had overdosed and may die.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Jul 1, 2019

More information would be needed to accurately answer your question. A situation such as you have described is very fact sensitive. He should consult with an attorney before speaking with the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: I'm in Indiana. Is my attorney required to tell me if I'm a suspect in a criminal investigation? If I ask, that is?
Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on May 16, 2019

Hypothetically, yes, your attorney would have to inform you if you were a suspect in a criminal investigation. Your attorney represents you and has a duty to act in your best interest. How your attorney would know that you were a suspect though, short of being told by the investigating authority, I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: During a drug raid, can anything I say be brought up in court?

And if so, can I talk to a lawyer to have it made anonymous?

Mark Broughton
Mark Broughton answered on Feb 1, 2019

That's a complicated question. If you make spontaneous statements with no questioning by law enforcement, yes, those can be admitted as evidence. If, however, you are "in-custody" (term of art), and you are questioned by law enforcement you must give a knowing and intelligent waiver... Read more »

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