How Long Does a Juvenile Crime Stay On Your Record?

Young people can be impulsive and make decisions that will affect them for years to come. The Juvenile Justice System realizes that teens are more prone to peer pressure and other influences, and focuses on rehabilitation over punishment. The justice system allows young offenders to be eligible for expungement, which can clear their criminal record…

What Is Considered Unlawful Search & Seizure?

Law enforcement doesn’t have carte blanche to solve crimes. The justice system has specific rules in place to prevent the harassment and conviction of innocent people. One of these regulations was set down by the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects U.S. citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. The police must ask a…

Can a Minor Be Charged with a Felony?

Like many states, Indiana focuses on rehabilitation and counseling when concerning youthful offenders. In cases with delinquent behavior, courts tend to be somewhat lenient on children in juvenile courts. However, the age of the child has little to do with whether or not he or she can be considered delinquent. There is no statute specifying…

Prescription OWIs

Indiana’s laws regarding operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) cover more than just driving under the influence of alcohol. They also prohibit driving vehicles while using drugs that prevent people from operating automobiles safely, regardless of whether or not you have a doctor’s permission to use the medication. Many pain medicines, for example, have a…

3 Common Defenses to Charges of Domestic Violence

In the state of Indiana, domestic abuse is regarded as when a person attacks a loved one or intentionally touching a spouse, partner, or co-parent in a rude or angry way, resulting in bodily injury. In some cases, a victim will file a restraining order against a member of the family or against a person…

How to Remove a Restraining Order

A restraining order, also called a protective order, is usually granted by a judge when the person who asks for it fears the restrained party. A judge can issue a restraining order ex parte, which means it requires no hearing from you. You might also be served a summons or a Notice of Hearing along…