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Criminal Law Blog: Marion County Veterans Court When United States soldiers return from serving our military, they can sometimes come back with addiction issues or mental health problems that civilians cannot understand. This can lead to issues of drug or alcohol abuse. To help those brave...

Drug Exams and OVWI Investigations: What are Your Rights?  In a recent Indiana Court of Appeals case, the Court weighed the question of whether a person must be advised of their right to counsel before they can validly consent to a Drug Recognition Exam (DRE). This...

Operating with Marijuana (or its Metabolites) in Your Body   Did you know you can be charged with DUI by consuming marijuana, days or weeks before you drive a vehicle? Ind. Code Ann. § 9-30-5-1(c) explains that a, “A person who operates a vehicle with a controlled substance...

Charged with a Criminal Misdemeanor But Only Given a Ticket…Now What?In Indiana, there are certain misdemeanor offenses that do not require an arrest, but allow for the issuance of a criminal misdemeanor summons. What is the difference between an arrest and a summons, and why...

5 Year HTV Suspensions (Habitual Traffic Violator Suspension) Losing your driver's license for even a short period of time can be devastating. Everyone needs a car to get to work, the grocery store, and drive the kids to and from their activities. Indiana has some of...

Marijuana and Traffic Stops As some states legalize marijuana both medicinally and recreationally, marijuana is becoming more prevalent. Even legislators in Indiana are beginning to discuss whether medical marijuana should be legalized here. However, as of now, marijuana is still illegal in Indiana, and at Chambers...