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Jan07
Charged with OWI in Benton County, Indiana? A Defense Attorney’s Guide
If you have been arrested for Operating While Intoxicated in Benton County, Indiana, you likely have many questions. Formal criminal charges are often filed days in advance of the Initial Hearing. An attorney can contact the prosecutor and often obtain the police reports and other evidence prior to the Initial Hearing. This allows the lawyer to evaluate the evidence and provide feedback on the fastest way to get a person’s driving privileges restored. In some cases, a Plea Agreement can be negotiated that allows for Specialized Driving Privileges to be ordered at the Initial Hearing. If a person has a job, this means that instead of being suspended for 180 days, he or she could drive for employment purposes right away.

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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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Gibson Law Office
133 N. 4th St.
Suite 73
Lafayette, IN 47901

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Gibson Law Office
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Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Gibson Law Office
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Bloomington, IN 47404

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