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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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Jul28
Should a Target Testify Before a Grand Jury in Indiana?
If you are the target in an Indiana grand jury proceeding, the State is seeking to indict you on criminal charges. Although it may be tempting to tell your side of the story, targets should not testify at grand juries. The target is subject to questioning by the prosecutor, which provides the State an opportunity to elicit testimony and evidence that could be used against you. A criminal defense attorney can assert your right to remain silent by filing what’s called a “Motion to Quash” on your behalf. With offices in Lafayette and Fort Wayne, our attorneys represent clients statewide. If you are the target of a Grand Jury investigation, call us today at 855-9-GIBSON.
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Gibson Law Office
133 N. 4th St.
Suite 73
Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone: (765) 742-8440

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Gibson Law Office
115 N College Ave
Suite 265
Bloomington, IN 47404

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Gibson Law Office
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Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Anderson, IN 46016

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