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Jul12
Criminal Trespass Conviction Reversed Due to Lack of Police Authority
A Kokomo man’s conviction for criminal trespass was reversed after the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a police officer did not have the authority to ban him from a public park on a permanent basis. If a person is charged with criminal trespass, it is important to contact an experienced criminal attorney. If a person is allegedly banned from a public place, the State must first prove that the ban itself is legal.


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Jul06
Public Intoxication Conviction Reversed Due to Lack of Endangerment
Police speculation that an intoxicated woman was about to drive drunk was insufficient to sustain a conviction for public intoxication. The Indiana Court of Appeals held that endangerment under the public intoxication law requires proof of actual conduct by the defendant that places a person in actual danger of harm. 
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Jun28
Tippecanoe Conviction on Firearms Charge Reversed
A Lafayette, Indiana man's conviction on a Level 4 felony was reversed because police engaged in an unlawful search of his apartment. Police may conduct a protective sweep of a premises for officer safety. However, where a person is arrested outside his or her home, and there is no legitimate safety concern, police cannot conduct a warrantless search of a house or apartment.
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Jun27
Indiana Court Holds Two Minute Delay for K-9 Search Unlawful
Police cannot extend an infraction traffic stop to conduct a K-9 sniff for drugs. Even a delay of less than two minutes constitutes an unlawful search. 
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Aug26
Investigations of Sexual Violence Lack Due Process, Put Purdue Students at Risk for Expulsion
Purdue University's process for investigating claims of sexual violence leaves the accused student at a fundamental disadvantage. The student is not permitted to review the accuser's statement or the Investigator's Report. The student is also prohibited from cross-examining or questioning the accuser. When a Purdue student is accused of rape or sexual harassment, it is critical to consult with a criminal defense attorney who has experience serving as an advisor in Purdue Anti-Harassment Police accusations. 
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