Indiana Gov & Administrative Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can I sue the state for renewing the license of an older person who hit me - they shouldn't have been driving.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Chase T Wilson's answer
You can sue them, but the chances of that suit being successful are quite low given the immunity granted to government entities in Indiana. You'll also have the Indiana Tort Claims Notice to deal with. The best route is to pursue an insurance claim and possible a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

Q: I have a few questions about what is legal and what is not in Indiana pertaining to driving with an Arizona license

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
The requirement is based on where your domiciled, not moved. If you are merely going to college in IN but still a resident in AZ and pay AZ income tax then your AZ license is sufficient. However, if you no longer have ties to AZ and would be required to file taxes in IN then you must change your license within the required time frame.

Q: Can someone with a permanent residence in the state of IN be deported with a recent speeding ticket & OWI?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Immigration Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 23, 2018
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
That is a complicated area of law, the person needs to consult with an immigration attorney. An OWI is considered a crime of moral turpitude and could have deportation consequences.

Q: Involved in an accident with concert traffic "cops" who didn't know what they were doing

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 20, 2018
Ary Avnet's answer
You are allowed to sue to the state, city, political entity if you have file a tort claims notice. Historically, the state had immunity from being sued for torts, but when Indiana filed the Tort Claims Act, it allowed Indiana and its political entities to be sued for certain things, including negligence. However, if you are found by a jury to be even 1% at fault for the accident, you are barred from recovering. You should consult with an attorney regarding the specific facts of your case.

Q: Where do I get the waiver form to fill out for my Indiana license reinstatement?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts, Public Benefits and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Dec 6, 2017
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
If you have not yet gotten your reinstatement fees waived you can go online to and find the information and the forms. If you do not have a computer, then consider the public library.

Q: I need to file a waiver for my reinstatement fees but I don't know where to get the form from or how.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017
Andrew L. Bennett's answer
Go to and you will find a link that will give you the affidavit for indigence and documents for the petition as well as instructions to file. If you do not have a computer, I'm sure you local library has a computer you can use.

Q: My friend just found out that he has a warrant in the State of Indiana but was never served?

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 8, 2017
Paul Stanko's answer
The best thing to do is contact a criminal defense attorney who handles cases in that county. If there is an active warrant, or a pending case, the attorney can help your friend from there.

Q: In the state of Indiana can the DMV see a warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 15, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
If you are wondering whether you may be picked up on a warrant if you go into a BMV office, the answer is yes.

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