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Using a Fake ID: A Deceptively Serious Offense
Using or possessing a fake ID is one of the most common charges Purdue students are arrested for during Grand Prix week at West Lafayette. While many young people perceive a citation for a fake ID as not being a “serious” offense, these charges can have extremely damaging consequences on a students’ ability to gain employment in certain fields. Using a fake ID is considered a crime of dishonesty. As a result, an arrest for a fake ID could disqualify students from positions in technology, engineering, finance, and other high-security fields that require the ability to gain a government security clearance. Gibson Law Office attorneys in Lafayette, Indiana understand the importance of protecting students from the harmful effects of having a diversion agreement or conviction for a crime of dishonesty.

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Marijuana Arrests on the Rise in Lafayette, Indiana
Local police in Tippecanoe County claim to be attacking Lafayette's increase in crime "at its source", which is perceived to be drug use and dealing, including marijuana. With 322 arrests, Lafayette police arrested more people for marijuana-related crimes in 2015 than at least the last five years. When local authorities target investigations for certain types of crimes, sometimes overaggressive police action can violate your Constitutional rights. If you’ve been arrested for possession of marijuana or dealing marijuana in Lafayette, an experienced criminal defense attorney who has handled hundreds of drug cases in Tippecanoe County can help. 
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Expunge a Grand Prix Arrest Before You Leave Purdue
An experienced Lafayette criminal attorney who has represented hundreds of Purdue students can help ensure a student's criminal record is expunged as soon as possible. Students who have been arrested for minor consumption (underage drinking), public intoxication, using a fake ID, possession of marijuana, or other common offenses during Grand Prix should make a plan for expunging their record before they leave West Lafayette. Although getting charges dismissed, such as through a diversion agreement, is an important step to clearing a criminal record, it's not the final step. The only way to prevent a student's name from popping up on the criminal records database is by petitioning for expungement.
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Little 500: IU Students, Excise Police, and Alcohol Arrests
Little 500 events begin in Bloomington this week, culminating on Saturday with the famous men’s cycling race. Little 500 weekend is also notoriously targeted by Indiana Excise Police who arrest college students by the hundreds for underage drinking and other-alcohol related offenses. The most common charges students may face are underage consumption (minor in possession of alcohol), furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, public intoxication, operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substances, theft, and coversion. Charges as the result of an arrest over Little 500 weekend can impact a student's status with the University as well as future job prospects. Gibson Law Office has represented college students in Indiana University disciplinary proceedings as well as Monroe County courts in Bloomington. Our attorneys are IU Alumni. 
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Marion County OWI: Cut n' Paste Affidavit Is Insufficient
In a Marion County OWI case, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that blood draw results were inadmissible because the officer's affidavit for probable cause lacked specific information about whether the defendant was driving a vehicle. It's common for police officers to use pre-written forms or "boilerplates" to aid in preparing reports. However, the Court of Appeals has reinforced that although using forms in permissible, forms used to obtain a search warrant must include at least some detail specific to the case. If you've been arrested for operating while intoxicated or DUI in Indianapolis or Marion County, call our experienced OWI attorneys at Gibson Law Office.
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