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Aug12
Public Intoxication or Marijuana Arrest in Indiana? Seal the Arrest Records Now
First time public intoxication or possession of marijuana charges can often be resolved with a diversion agreement. Upon successful completion of the diversion agreement, charges are dismissed. However, a public arrest record is left behind. Fortunately, these arrest records can now be sealed.
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Sep10
Visiting or Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Criminal charges of visiting a common nuisance, or maintaining a common nuisance, can be filed against a person who is merely present somewhere drugs are being used, or who allows illegal drugs to be used in their home or vehicle. However, the crimes of visiting a common nuisance and maintaining a common nuisance require the State to prove that the defendant acted knowingly or intentionally. It you are accused of visiting a common nuisance, or maintaining a common nuisance, it is important not to waive your right to remain silent and right to an attorney.
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Jun08
In Indiana Constructive Possession of Marijuana Requires More Than Presence of Marijuana in Home
Criminal charges for possession of marijuana in Indiana can be based on either actual or constructive possession of marijuana. When marijuana is found in a person's home, a resident can be found in constructive possession of marijuana when the State proves that the defendant had both the intent, and the capability, to maintain dominion and control over the marijuana. However, the presence of marijuana in someone's home, by itself, is not enough for the State to prove constructive possession.
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Jan12
Maintaining a Common Nuisance Conviction Overturned
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a man’s conviction for maintaining a common nuisance, because the State failed to prove that he used his car to facilitate dealing in marijuana. The Court ruled that the statute defining the charge of maintaining a common nuisance was not intended to apply to a person who has personal use quantities of a controlled substance in his pocket or even loose in the car. Maintaining a common nuisance is one of the most overcharged and abused criminal allegations in the State of Indiana.
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Lafayette
Gibson Law Office
133 N. 4th St.
Suite 73
Lafayette, IN 47901

Phone: (765) 742-8440

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

Phone: (812) 269-1508

Fort Wayne
Gibson Law Office
701 S. Clinton St.
Suite 300
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: (260) 739-5425
 
Anderson
Gibson Law Office
1106 Meridian St
Suite 424
Anderson, IN 46016

Phone: (765) 313-7313
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