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Forfeiture and Greed: When is the Government’s Taking of Your Property Excessive
Forfeiture and Greed: When is the Government’s Taking of Your Property Excessive

In Indiana, the State is empowered to seize and take possession of the property of others via a legal mechanism known as Civil Asset Forfeiture. This process, enacted in Indiana through Indiana Code 34-24-1 and 34-24-2, allow a local county prosecutor’s office to bring ...

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Blog posts in October, 2016

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    While many view child support as a legal complexity, in Indiana, the calculations are completed by a simple math algorithm. Through this algorithm, ...

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    From July 1, 2015, to May 1, 2016, the Indiana Department of Correction’s adult inmate population decreased from 27,200 inmates to 26,142. As the ...

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