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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 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 »

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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 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 of your rights;... Read more »

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Q: What could the possible charges be for theft?

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Andrew L. Bennett answered on Mar 8, 2018

First, do not make admissions on a public forum, it is possible the State could learn of it an hold it against you. Secondly, if you were charged with Conversion or Misdemeanor Theft then you are facing a Class A Misdemeanor with up a $5000.00 fine and one year in county jail. Being that this is... Read more »

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Q: has my son's riggt to speedy trial been violated?

hw has been detained for over 1 year and has not had even a pretrial hearing and the federal prosecuter has pushed his clouer date back thrwe times and now its feb. he told my sons att. he had bigger fish to fry and i quote.

Shaun Khojayan answered on Nov 14, 2017

If you waive your right to a speedy trial then the set trial date is proper. However, the AUSA can only in rare circumstances cause the trial to be delayed. You would have to object or move for a dismissal to preserve your objection. The specifics of the situation would have to be examined.

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Q: I received a paper letter in the mail that said "this is not a chain letter"

It then ask me to send a dollar back to them along with 7 other addresses to do the same and then ask me "please add me to your mailing list". They never offered me anything or try to sell me anything . I need to know if this letter is legal

Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Aug 28, 2017

That's exactly what a chain letter is. Don't send them money. Don't send them addresses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on

Q: My tenant is now in jail, federal hold, house was raided and 3 windows busted out, Can i take immediate possession back

house was raided by ATF and FEDS, tenant is awaiting transfer to a fed facility, and also has outstanding warrants for violation of home detention now. i just want to take the house back, and repair windows and have some kind of immediate eviction is possible

Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on May 21, 2017

Even if your tenant is in jail there is no automatic repossession of the property. You still have to go through the eviction process. You can file for an immediate eviction to regain possession of the property. It is best to do this with the guidance of an landlord/tenant attorney. Consult with a... Read more »

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Q: Is it ok for me to call police if a father and daughter are together in a relationship in Indiana?

The father is 50+ . The daughter is 30+ and not all mentally stable.

Paul Stanko answered on May 6, 2017

If you are talking about Incest, that is a criminal offense. You can certainly report a crime to police.

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Q: Will he have to do his 1yr in jail plus whatever he gets for the new charges ?

Boyfriend was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of narcitic drug and driving while licenses suspended with prior he is on probation for 1 year

Paul Stanko answered on Apr 22, 2017

His probation can be revoked and any suspended sentence can be imposed. That can be up to however much time was suspended.

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Q: I need to know what the best way to go about these charges asap

Battery w deadly weapon / recklessness/ intimidation/ battery mistemer class b

Paul Stanko answered on Feb 26, 2017

You have provided no details, but the first step for anyone charged with a crime is to consult with a criminal defense lawyer.

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Q: Got a ticket then put on Pretrial Diversion. Got arrested a second time but charges were dropped. Do I get PTD back?

My first offense was a drug offense and the second one was too but a different one, but the charge was dropped because I proved it wasn't me. Do I get put back on Pretrial Diversion.

Paul Stanko answered on Jan 7, 2017

Pretrial diversion is a program run by the prosecutor, who has complete discretion on whether you are eligible. Contact an attorney to make your case for being reinstated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on

Q: Where in Fort Wayne, Indiana can I obtain court dates in the future or present for a criminal federal case?

Paul Stanko answered on Oct 2, 2016

If you have the case number, contact the Clerk's office. Even if you don't, the Clerk can assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Indiana on

Q: What exactly is Using a Minor to Distribute Obscene Matter?

My brother is being charged with this, as well as other things, in Kentucky. What does this charge mean?

Paul Stanko answered on Oct 2, 2016

Your question is posted in Indiana. Try reposting it for Kentucky, since criminal law varies from state to state.

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Q: Can a 34 year old man get in troulbe if they date a 16 year old girl if they are not having sex

Paul Stanko answered on Sep 11, 2016

16 is the age of consent. Unless there is something else going on, there should be no crime there. Don't take the underage person into bars, etc.

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Q: In Indiana, how much trouble would you get in if you got caught with a gram on marijuana on you?

Paul Stanko answered on Sep 11, 2016

That would be a Class B misdemeanor, assuming no prior convictions. Up to a $1000 fine and/or 180 days in jail.

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