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Oct24
Allen County Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Law Enforcement Convictions Reversed
A woman was convicted of resisting law enforcement, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor, after a jury trial in the Allen Superior Court.The defendant appealed contesting the court’s refusal to give an instruction on protected speech. The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the convictions holding that the defendant’s comments were “political in nature” as an expression of her disagreement of the police officers’ actions towards her friend. 

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Oct24
Adams County Marijuana Evidence Suppressed
The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed an Adams County Indiana man's convictions for possession of a switchblade knife, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. The Court held the search warrant lacked probable cause because it was based on hearsay statements and did not contain any reliable information establishing the source’s credibility. Additionally, the Court held that the source’s statements were not against her penal interest because she offered the information to receive leniency. If you are charged with a drug offense, call Gibson Law Office attorneys in Fort Wayne and Lafayette.

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Oct22
Suppression of Fort Wayne Possession of Marijuana Evidence Upheld
The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of the Allen Superior Court to suppress evidence obtained during a marijuana investigation in Fort Wayne. The Court held that the officer’s qualifications to identify the presence of raw marijuana, by odor alone, were insufficient to establish probable cause to conduct a warrantless search. Our Lafayette and Fort Wayne criminal attorneys use appellate case law research to develop strategies to attack possession of marijuana charges against our clients. 

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Oct17
Suppression of Fort Wayne Operating While Intoxicated Evidence Upheld
The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of the Allen Superior Court to suppress evidence obtained during an Operating While Intoxicated investigation in Fort Wayne.The Court held that an officer’s mistaken belief about what constitutes a traffic violation does not amount to good faith. The Court further held that the officer’s reliance on information from an anonymous caller was unfounded. 
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Gibson Law Office
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