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Legislative Update: Restitution for Wrongfully Incarcerated Persons
Legislative Update: Restitution for Wrongfully Incarcerated Persons

On November 1, 2019, a new law will take effect in Indiana that allows for individuals to be compensated for any years they were wrongfully incarcerated. The Indiana law specifically allows for individuals that are “actually innocent” to apply for compensation from a new ...

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      On November 1, 2019, a new law will take effect in Indiana that allows for individuals to be compensated for any years they were wrongfully ...

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      Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently gave his 2019 Indiana State of the State Address and shared with Hoosiers that the Indiana Department of ...

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      On September 30, 2019, the acting Marion County Prosecutor, Ryan Mears, announced that his office would no longer prosecute certain marijuana ...

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      Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently gave his 2019 Indiana State of the State Address and shared with Hoosiers that the Indiana Department of ...

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    • What Is Shock Probation?

      With very limited exceptions, a trial court judge that imposes a sentence sending an individual to prison or to jail has no authority over a defendant ...

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    • Open Container Laws

      Open Container Law Indiana Indiana does not generally have restrictions on “open container laws,” that is carrying or possessing alcohol in public. ...

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    • Court of Appeals Update: Possibly Significant Restrictions on Expungements

      Individuals often seek expungements for some of the same reasons that individuals seek to have their Level 6 felonies reduced to misdemeanors: ...

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    • New Indiana Law Makes Cases Eligible for Expungement

      We have devoted several previous blogs to the subject of expungements, including how our firm’s work has helped clarify and expand expungement law in ...

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      Have you previous been arrested and charged with a criminal case that was ultimately dismissed? Did you enter into, and successfully complete, a ...

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    • Foster Parents Empowered by New Indiana Law

      A new Indiana law, which has recently gone into effect, will give foster parents more influence in family law proceedings involving children that they ...

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    • Lovestruck: Diversion and Domestic Violence

      Lovestruck: Diversion and Domestic Violence Charges claiming an individual has committed domestic violence can be potentially devastating not only to ...

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      Divorce is uncomfortable to say the least, and living in a shared space during a divorce whether the earliest stages or near the end can be volatile. ...

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    • Indiana’s Red Flag and Jake Laird Law

      With the recent shootings nationwide, there has been a tremendous amount of media coverage concerning “Red Flag” laws, in which judges can order the ...

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    • Lovestruck: Diversion and Domestic Violence

      Lovestruck: Diversion and Domestic Violence Charges claiming an individual has committed domestic violence can be potentially devastating not only to ...

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    • Firearms and Indiana’s “Dangerous Person” Statute

      Last month, Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill, met with President Donald Trump to discuss a little-known Indiana statute and express his desire to ...

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    • Privacy and Smartphones Part 2

      The Indiana Supreme Court has recently decided to rule on a case concerning smartphones and the right against self-incrimination. The State’s petition ...

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    • Are You a Victim of Police Brutality? One Case Study

      Like the rest of us, police officers can lose their cool. But what happens when they do? Mr. Miller, a client of Keffer Hirschauer, suffered from ...

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    • A Present for Thanksgiving

      Just a few days before thanksgiving, a trial court issued an order vacating Jimmy Small’s conviction and ordering that he be released from prison. Mr. ...

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    • How to File a Lawsuit Against a State Agency

      Before you file a lawsuit against a state agency, you have to do certain things. One of those things is filing what they call a Notice of Tort Claim. ...

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      In Indiana, religious organizations generally enjoy limited premises liability for incidents that result in harm to another. As Indiana is a state ...

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    • Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Traffic Ticket?

      You’ve been pulled over by the police, given a traffic ticket, and told glibly by the officer to “have a nice day.” And, while the first inclination ...

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      The short answers is likely, no. The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable search and seizure, which extends to each state through ...

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      With the rapid rise in popularity of scooter rentals, like Bird and Lime, in Indianapolis, it is likely that individuals will think to use these ...

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