Indiana Federal Crimes Questions & Answers

Q: What could the possible charges be for theft?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Small Claims for Indiana on
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
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 your first offense you should qualify for a PreTrial Diversion which would keep a conviction off your record. You should consider talking to a local attorney do determine if you can get a PTD on your...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Shaun Khojayan's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 28, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
That's exactly what a chain letter is. Don't send them money. Don't send them addresses.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Answered on May 21, 2017
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer
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 local landlord/tenant attorney in your area for legal advice.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on May 6, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
If you are talking about Incest, that is a criminal offense. You can certainly report a crime to police.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 22, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
His probation can be revoked and any suspended sentence can be imposed. That can be up to however much time was suspended.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 26, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
You have provided no details, but the first step for anyone charged with a crime is to consult with a criminal defense lawyer.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
If you have the case number, contact the Clerk's office. Even if you don't, the Clerk can assist you.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Internet Law for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Your question is posted in Indiana. Try reposting it for Kentucky, since criminal law varies from state to state.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 11, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 11, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
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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