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Spencer Criminal Defense Attorney: Court Rules in Owen County
If you need an attorney in Spencer, Indiana, it’s important to hire someone familiar with the Owen County local court rules. Owen County courts impose strict deadlines on the exchange of evidence and filing notice of certain defenses.

Spencer attorney Ashley Fleetwood grew up in Owen County and represents clients in criminal cases, including in operating while intoxicated charges. If you find yourself facing an arrest in Owen County, contact a local Spencer attorney who is familiar with the court procedures.

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Tongue Ring Challenge: OWI Breathalyzer Suppressed
In a recent Indiana Court of Appeals case, a tongue ring became the focal point, leading to the suppression of breathalyzer test results in an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) case. The Court's ruling hinged on the definition of a "foreign substance" and highlights the importance of testing procedures in DUI cases. This decision underscores the need for law enforcement officers to adhere to strict guidelines when conducting breathalyzer tests, providing criminal defense attorneys with a valuable tool for challenging such results and emphasizing the significance of scrutinizing every detail of OWI cases to protect their clients' rights.

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Bloomington Appeal Overturns Marijuana Conviction
In Bloomington, while searching for an unrelated individual, officers trespassed a clearly marked property, leading to the discovery of marijuana. Although the homeowner denied knowledge of the sought individual and refused a property search, officers detained residents and proceeded without a warrant. One resident was charged with conspiracy to commit dealing in marijuana, but his conviction was later reversed by the Indiana Court of Appeals due to the officers' unclear motives and disregard for private property signs. This case emphasizes the importance of consulting a Bloomington criminal defense attorney when faced with marijuana charges in Monroe County.

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Search of Greene County Woman’s Purse Reversed
Greene County police searched a woman’s purse without knowing who the purse belonged to. The owner of the purse was identified and arrested after police found methamphetamine in the purse. The Court of Appeals held that police did not have authority to search the purse and that a guest could not have given consent. The evidence of possession of methamphetamine was suppressed.  

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