Indiana Law

What Are the Grounds for Harassment in Indiana?

Harassment may be defined as behavior that intimidates, threatens, or demeans someone. The behavior is uninvited, unwanted, and unwelcome. The conduct is made without any legitimate purpose and causes alarm, nuisance, or substantial emotional distress. Harassment can occur anywhere, but most people are familiar with workplace harassment and sexual harassment. Harassment can also be a… read more

How Are Charges Dropped in Indianapolis, IN Criminal Cases?

Facing criminal charges in Indianapolis can be stressful and frightening. One of the common questions clients ask our Indianapolis criminal defense attorneys is about dropping charges in their cases.  Many people assume the victim can choose to drop charges, but that is not the case. Once criminal charges are filed, it is up to the… read more

Is It Illegal To Hack Someone’s Phone in Indiana?

Hacking is a serious problem in the United States. Hackers find more creative ways to mimic legitimate individuals and companies to trick people into letting them into their computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. Additionally, the tools hackers use to gain unauthorized access are more sophisticated and harder to stop. What Constitutes Hacking Under… read more

What You Need To Know About Expungement in Indiana

Expungement is a legal process that allows you to have certain convictions removed or sealed from your public criminal record. Once an expungement has been granted, the conviction in question generally doesn’t need to be disclosed on applications for employment or housing.  It won’t show up on background checks except in limited circumstances. For example,… read more

Can I Shoot Someone in Indiana Who Is Trying To Steal My Car?

Car theft is an infuriating situation that no one wants to find themselves in. Many vehicle owners are justifiably angry at the idea of someone else attempting to steal their hard-earned property. However, the question of whether a person can legally use force – especially with a firearm – to defend their safety and property… read more

Indiana Gun Laws

Indiana is one of the more favorable states for gun owners. However, there are still rules and regulations that gun owners must follow. Failure to follow the rules can result in criminal charges, including jail time and fines. If you’re facing a weapons charge or have questions about Indiana gun laws, you should speak with… read more

What Does it Mean to Be an Accessory Before or After a Crime?

If you did not commit a crime, why are you being charged with a crime? Under Indiana’s law, being an accessory before or after a crime could result in a criminal charge equal to the crime committed by the other person. Being charged as an accomplice could result in significant jail time and other penalties,… read more

5 Things to Know if You Are Falsely Accused

Being falsely accused of a crime means you have been accused of a crime you did not commit. Unfortunately, this is more common than one might think and happens across a range of crimes, from theft to sex crimes to homicide. The injustice can make you feel angry and helpless. It’s understandable that you might… read more

Is It Legal to Live in a Camper in Your Backyard in Indiana?

Recreational vehicles (RVs) are becoming more popular as people search for inexpensive living arrangements. The benefit of living in an RV full-time is that you can move your home whenever you desire.  You can travel throughout Indiana and the United States. With more people telecommuting instead of working in an office, purchasing an RV may… read more

How Does Bail Work in Indiana?

When someone is arrested, a top concern is how to get out of jail as quickly as possible. Posting bail allows a person to leave jail and remain out of jail pending the outcome of the criminal case. In Indiana, there are several ways to post bail. How is Bail Decided in Indiana? When police… read more