Lawrence Michael Hansen’s Answers

Lawrence Michael Hansen

Noblesville DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What are the chances to modify out if your plea says you cant?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    1 lawyer answer

    Indiana caselaw is now clear on this issue. If your plea states that you have waived your ability to modify your sentence, it is waived and modification is barred. However, if the State agreed to allow you to seek a modification, the trial court may consider your request.

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  2. Was in the car with some that had a scale,alcohol, marijuana traces in a grinder in the trunk and a pipe.Why did they arrest me

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Mark M Cheser
    3 lawyer answers

    Quite obviously, you are not keeping the best of company. Regardless, I agree with other advice she received recommending that you retain an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, should request that the court appoint an attorney for you. There is much riding on your defense in this matter. If the contraband was located in the trunk of the vehicle, a strong argument can be made that you were not in constructive possession of the contraband. Further, I recommend not making any...

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  3. Does family court do a warrant check on people?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. James Allen Hanson
    3 lawyer answers

    Some courts do check for warrants in those courts where there is the possibility of the defendant showing up for a hearing.

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  4. What can I do to have my license reinstated and regain my rights?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    2. James C Forslund
    2 lawyer answers

    You can seek to have the convictions expunged through a form of Post Conviction Relief. However, this can be a very difficult and expensive proposition. That being said, you may wish to petition the court for a modification of the last sentence based upon your turning your life around. You would need to get the State to agree to the modification in all likelihood. There are also acceleration provisions that can be examined.

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  5. Charged with suscipcion of DUI, Blew below .08 and went through arraignment and now Pre-Trial. Misdemanor What happens now?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Regan
    2. Don Waggoner
    3. Steven George Lavely
    4. Eric Duane Stevenson
    5. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    5 lawyer answers

    Although a conviction is possible when a breath test is below the presumptive breath level, it is much more difficult for the state. Use Avvo to find a qualified DUI lawyer in your area. You have a decent chance of acquittal based upon the limited information you have provided.

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  6. My son was charged with DUI,with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. he pleaded guilty and has suspended licence 6 mon

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    This is actually a rather complex issue. Both DUI and Possession of MJ (assuming a nexus with the vehicle) carry suspensions. Since you have referenced a 6 month suspension, it seems the suspension is linked to the possession charge. Your son should look to vacate the plea and be represented by competent counsel to limit his punishments if he chooses to plead guilty. A complete review of discovery should occur to ensure that his rights have been observed. Pleading guilty quickly and...

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  7. Theft of a flat screen tv from a house i was a resident of.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    3. Marcelino Gustav Lopez
    4. Joshua Sachs
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a common ploy by law enforcement. You have the right to remain silent. Exercise that right. Contact a competent attorney and follow that advice.

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  8. Who pays for the blood test in an OWI?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew S. Abdo
    2. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    3. Jeffrey Jose Estrella
    3 lawyer answers

    Some of my clients have had this problem as well. My standard answer is: "Did you want the test done? Did you order the test?" If no, I tell the hospital to send the bill to the police agency that asked for the testing to be done. You didn't enter into any agreement for any blood work. I think your lawyer should demand the Government pay for its evidentiary testing.

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  9. State: Indiana I was caught shoplifting from an area kroger's. 3$Value item Civil Demand

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    2. Michael Taylor Meehan
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3 lawyer answers

    In Indiana, there is precedent for stores to send civil restitution letters for restocking fees. However, as indicated by another attorney, do not fret over when the demand my possible occur. If received, consult with an attorney to avoid and 5th Amendment implications nd make decisions based upon your attorney's advice.

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  10. Who are the best owi attorneys in Indiana?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Stanko
    2. Lawrence Michael Hansen
    2 lawyer answers

    There is no source you can go to find the "BEST" DUI attorney in the State. You can, however, look at the attorneys credentials. How long has the attorney been in practice? How many DUI trials has the attorney defended? Has the attorney been certified in SFST training? How much education on alcohol testing has the attorney undertaken? Is the attorney a member of the National College for DUI Defense? Does the attorney have working relationships with experts who can assist in the matter?...

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