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Public Intoxication Laws in Indiana. Where Can You Drink?
Many people get arrested for the crime of public intoxication in Indiana in relatively private areas near an apartment building or home. The public intoxication laws in Indiana make it a crime to be in a public place, in a state of intoxication caused by the use of alcohol or drugs. In Tippecanoe County, Purdue students are frequently arrested and charged with public intoxication when they are in the vicinity of campus apartments or homes. The same thing happens to IU students in Bloomington. If you are charged under the public intoxication laws in Indiana, you may have a valid defense at trial that you were not in a public place.
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When might you hear the Miranda Warning?
New clients often tell me that they are shocked that police questioned them, searched their property, and took them to jail without reading them the Miranda Warning. Tippecanoe County drivers pulled over for DUI are given breathe tests; Purdue students suspected of visiting a common nuisance are asked if they knew marijuana was in a friend's dorm room; Purdue students suspected of minor consumption of alcohol are asked their age and to take a breathe test – all without having been read their rights.
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Never Waive Your Right to an Attorney
Crucial things can happen in the early stages of a criminal investigation. Understanding your legal rights, and exercising them, can sometimes mean the difference between acquittal and conviction. Many people suspected of criminal activity make a huge mistake by thinking that they can handle the matter themselves.
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