A 35-year-old secretary was charged with a Level 6 felony for welfare fraud, Level 6 felony theft, and three Level 6 felonies for perjury. She faced up to six years in jail. Her child had been in and out of various state-run placement facilities. During that time, she continued to receive money from the Social…
A 30-year-old homeless man was charged with Level 5 fraud in a financial institution, Level 6 felony check fraud, and a Level 6 forgery. Essentially. some men recruited him to cash checks on their behalf. Because of his vulnerable position, he agreed. These charges exposed him to between one and six years in custody. Ultimately,…
The legal process for distributing your property after you pass away is known as probate. Since probate laws are complex and it’s typical to be confused about the process and how it works, we’ve created this informative list of Indiana probate FAQ. If you have further questions related to probate in Indiana or are seeking…
By: Ryan Masters and Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law The rules regarding mailing CBD and hemp-based products have changed. Last week, the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) released new mailing standards for “products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp” in light of Congressional and Departmental clarification that interstate commerce of hemp is…
Almost everyone who is charged with drunk driving spends some time in jail after their arrest. The good news is that relatively few people are sentenced to any jail time after their conviction for operating while intoxicated (OWI). The only time that incarceration is mandatory after an OWI is when it is charged as a…
By: Heidi Urness, Strategic Legal Counsel at Cultiva Law (@MaryJaneEsquire) The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) released a document titled “Executive Summary of New Hemp Authorities” yesterday, May 28, 2019, which sets forth the legal opinion of the General Counsel of that Department, Stephen Vaden, with respect to “several of the hemp-related provisions of the…
Recently, a 29-year-old nurse was charged with a Level 6 felony for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. This case originally started when the hospital that she worked at conducted an internal investigation. During this, she admitted to taking narcotics from a dispenser and not discarding the overdraw. To keep her license, she entered into…
A 50-year-old truck driver was recently charged with speeding over 30 mph. His case was set for trial, and knowing that his client was risking his CDL, attorney Hessler negotiated to have the ticket was reduced to 9 mph over the speed limit. As a result, the man received a simple fine, and he retained…
A 36-year-old customer service representative was recently charged with four counts of Level 6 welfare fraud, nine counts of Level 6 perjury, one count of Level 6 Forgery, and two counts of Level 6 felony theft. The woman was allegedly defrauding Social Security and the welfare program by saying she was single when she was…
A 36-year-old salesman was charged with Level 6 felony confinement and Level 6 felony domestic battery in the presence of a child. The man was arrested after an argument between him and his wife broke out. There was alcohol involved, and he allegedly scratched her wrist when he took his wife’s keys and threw them…