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Sep12
Computer Crimes: Can the Feds Search My Computer?
Citizens have a legitimate expectation of privacy in their computer files. The police cannot search your computer without a warrant, unless you consent. To obtain a search warrant for your computer, a judge must find that there is probable cause to believe there is evidence of a crime located on your computer. If police obtain a search warrant, they can only search your computer for the things or files authorized in the search warrant.
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Sep12
Going to a Party? 5 Things to Consider
You can be charged with a crime for mere presence at a party. What is a Place of Common Nuisance? If it’s your home, you could be charged with a felony. You could be charged even if you are innocent. What should you do?
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Sep10
Visiting or Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Criminal charges of visiting a common nuisance, or maintaining a common nuisance, can be filed against a person who is merely present somewhere drugs are being used, or who allows illegal drugs to be used in their home or vehicle. However, the crimes of visiting a common nuisance and maintaining a common nuisance require the State to prove that the defendant acted knowingly or intentionally. It you are accused of visiting a common nuisance, or maintaining a common nuisance, it is important not to waive your right to remain silent and right to an attorney.
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Sep10
OWI: When Will I get My license back?
If you are arrested for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Indiana and have a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater, your driving privileges will be suspended by the bureau of motor vehicles (BMV) for 180 days or until the charges have been disposed of. If you refuse to give a breath sample, your driving privileges will be suspended for one year (or 2 years if you have a previous OWI).
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Sep10
Entrapment: When the Cops Set You Up
Entrapment is a possible defense in any criminal case where the police induce a person to commit a crime. In Indiana, entrapment is a defense to a crime when: a.) the criminal act was the product of police persuasion likely to cause the person to engage in criminal conduct; and b.) the person was not predisposed to commit the offense. The typical entrapment case involves police officers working undercover, or using confidential informants, to induce otherwise law-abiding people into violating the law.
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Lafayette
Gibson Law Office
133 N. 4th St.
Suite 73
Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone: (765) 742-8440

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Gibson Law Office
701 S. Clinton St.
Suite 300
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: (260) 739-5425
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