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Jeffery Michael Haupt

Jeffery Haupt’s Legal Guides

53 total


  • 5 Things to Know When Facing an OWI Charge in Indiana

    Most OWI charges will fall into a misdemeanor category of offense, but it is still important to know what you are facing and to have representation available to make sure that you understand the proce

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  • Emancipation in Indiana can still happen before 19

    Last year the Indiana legislature had decided that a change to the Emancipation statute was necessary (perhaps with some push from the Child Support Offices throught the State). Indiana was one of two states that had an emancipation age of 21, while most states were in the age ra...

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  • Operating while intoxicated doesn't just mean drinking in Indiana

    When most people think of OWI or DUI charges they probably relate it to driving under the influence of alcohol. To be certain, this is probably the majority of OWI or DUI convictions and charges in Indiana, but what about driving under the influence of other substances? First, le...

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  • Do you have to be driving to be convicted of a DUI in Indiana?

    Whether you call it OWI, DUI, driving drunk, etc., there is one particular in common, driving or operating a motor vehicle. So what specifically does that mean in terms of an OWI conviction? But, what if the car was in park? That may be the case, but was it in park, but you were ...

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  • When does a DUI become a Felony under Indiana law?

    Under most scenarios and for most people an OWI or DUI charge will lead to a misdemeanor charge. However, there are instances when an OWI can become more than just a misdemeanor. Under Indiana Code 9-30-5-3 if you have a prior conviction for an OWI case in the past five (5) years...

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  • Value of Having an Attorney Help You With Your Child Support Case

    There is a saying about lawyers representing themselves that goes something like this: A lawyer who represents themselves, has a fool for a client And that is what the legal community thinks about a person that is actually trained to understand and argue the law. What about ...

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  • What clients need to know about custody cases

    The purpose of this guide is to give you a real idea of what it takes to properly bring a custody matter before the Court and what to expect once you are there. Hopefully, this guide will give you a better understanding of the difficulty in successfully modifying custody.

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  • Your First Indiana Driving While Suspended Offense

    Driving While Suspended can lead to some serious problems. For instance, having multiple convictions for driving while suspended can lead to a lifetime suspension or even felony charges. While those are extreme end scenarios for people with multiple driving offenses, what about t...

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  • What are your options when you receive a speeding ticket?

    Lets face it, traffic tickets are the one area of the law that almost everyone will have some experience with at some time or another. So you got caught speeding and you want to know what to expect or what options you have? You can pay the speeding ticket With most tickets this i...

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  • Understanding Indiana Speeding Ticket Infractions

    Speeding in Indiana referred to as an Infraction. This is a civil offense, compared to something like public intoxication which is a misdemeanor. Essentially, being cited with an infraction means that you have to pay a civil fine. There is no immediate worry of jail time. So what...

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