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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: My boyfriend is currently facing charges in Indiana but a federal indictment out of Kansas. What happens from here.

The Indiana judge said for him to be released Friday but he didn’t get out. Will the feds come get him or will they wait for the case here to be resolved?

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 13, 2022

The US Marshall's Office has likely put a detainer on him to keep him from being released. They will come get him from his current location when they get around to it. They may wait until the current state case is resolved. They may not. The detainer will prevent him from bonding out in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Is it possible for a recording to be suppressed from evidence it has been edited by law-enforcement?

If an expert would verify that a criminal investigation recording has been edited by law-enforcement can it be suppressed or is that an issue that has to wait to go to trial? Thank you for your time.

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 31, 2022

Great question.

If there is credible evidence that the recording has been manipulated, your attorney should file both a motion to suppress and a motion in limine.

The motion to suppress would argue that the evidence is inadmissible on several different grounds including fraud upon...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: If they didn't catch me in the car how can they charge me with auto theft

They are going off what some body said but I never was in the vehicle

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 25, 2022

Like many questions posted in this and other web forums, this question is one best discussed privately with an attorney where the conversation is privileged.

With that said, all the government is required to do is present sufficient evidence to firmly convince the jury of all the elements...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Q: Can an Indiana Chief Deputy Prosecutor be charged/prosecuted for a murder he/she committed prior to becoming a CDP?
Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Mar 8, 2022

Yes; their status as a prosecutor does not give immunity to murder charges and there is no statute of limitations on when charges for murder can be filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Indiana on
Q: Is this insurance fraud?

I am selling a house as is, the boiler went out causing the heat and plumbing pipes to burst. The homeowners ins is paying for the damage. I'm selling for less now because of the pipes. I'm keeping the ins check to cover my loss. is that insurance fraud?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 2, 2022

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Nationwide, it is usually not fraud if the check was issued for a legitimate loss and it reflected actual damages that were honestly presented for property owned outright. However, there could be other issues... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Bankruptcy and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Filing for bankruptcy Found out the law firm we went to was bad so we went to cancel. Now being charged way to much.

We went to file for bankruptcy and we were supposed to only pay 100 a month til completion before they filed we've only paid for one month. We found out the company wasn't very good so we tried to cancel. Now they are trying to charge us over 600 dollars something we never ever agreed to.... Read more »

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Feb 10, 2022

Their argument will be that they have provided you that value in services. You should go to a new lawyer. Exercise your due diligence before you go--seek referrals from your local or statewide lawyer referral service.

BTW, that amount appears to be subject to discharge when you file....
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

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