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A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Guide to Purdue's Grand Prix Weekend
Purdue’s Grand Prix week is filled with fun activities but is often crawling with undercover excise police. The past two years more than 90 arrests were made during Grand Prix festivities. While local law enforcement advertises the goal of keeping everyone safe, excise police come to West Lafayette utilizing undercover stings and seeking high volume arrests. So, can students party and still avoid jail? Taking proper precautions and knowing your legal rights is a key to having a fun weekend while avoiding the Tippecanoe County Jail.

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Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Public Intoxication Law, but Reverses Conviction
Being drunk in public is no longer a crime. If the State cannot prove that you breached the peace or engaged in dangerous or annoying behavior, you cannot be convicted. The Indiana Supreme Court held that an intoxicated person sleeping at a bus stop, when no one was present except his brother and a police officer, would not annoy a reasonable person. Thus, the Court reversed the man’s public intoxication conviction. Arrested for public intoxication in Lafayette, Indianapolis, or Fort Wayne? Call Gibson Law Office.

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Indiana Specialized Driving Privileges Excludes OWI – DUI Breath Test Refusals
A new Indiana traffic law became effective on January 1, 2015 which authorizes specialized driving privileges to persons who have a suspended driver’s license. However, if a person has refused a breath test during an operating while intoxicated investigation, he or she is ineligible for specialized driving privileges. Gibson Law Office defends clients in DUI charges statewide including in Lafayette, Bloomington, Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Fort Wayne, Huntington, and Peru.

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Marion County Adopts Local Rule for Specialized Driving Privileges
Marion County has passed a new local rule which sets forth filing requirements for specialized driving privileges. If your license is suspended and you live in the Indianapolis area, it is important to obtain an attorney who understands the Marion County local rules. Habitual traffic offender and lifetime driving license suspensions can now be stayed subject to specialized driving privileges.

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Large Amount of Marijuana Not Enough to Prove Dealing Under New Indiana Law
Effective July 1, 2014, the State must have evidence in addition to the weight of the drug to prove possession with intent to deal marijuana. Because of the new law, police may be more aggressive during interrogations to gather evidence of dealing when making a marijuana arrest. With offices in Lafayette, Bloomington, and Fort Wayne, Gibson Law Office has extensive experience defending marijuana cases. Our criminal attorneys defend marijuana cases statewide, including in Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Muncie, Huntington, and Plymouth. If you are charged with dealing marijuana, you may have a viable defense if the State can’t prove that you had the intent to commit dealing.

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