You don't give enough information for an accurate answer. They could legally confiscate the phone if it contains evidence of the commission of a crime. Without knowing why they arrested you and what they were investigating, I can't say whether they were within their rights.
I recommend you talk to a local attorney who is competent in criminal defense to advise you of your rights and the best course of action going forward.
Your question does not give enough information to answer this. However, if you are concerned about what is happening, I would recommend continuing to try to contact the attorney. He or she may be able to provide a satisfactory explanation for their behavior.
Filing a police report does not mean that anything will be pursued. However, you do not know what the specific complaint was. The best choice would be to talk to an experience criminal defense lawyer NOW so that you will be prepared if and when the police come asking questions.
This question is far too complicated and fact sensitive for a quick answer. There are circumstances in which her child support could increase, but there isn't enough information here to make a call. You should seek a local attorney experience in child support matters who has a thorough understanding of the Indiana Child Support Guidelines.
Wal-Mart has a policy of making a civil demand when they have been shoplifted, often for $100. This is simply a way for Wal-Mart to make extra money. It does not mean that you will not be prosecuted. In your case, it appears that you are being prosecuted criminally for the theft/conversion allegation. Unfortunately, your payment of the civil demand will not stop the prosecutor from being able to pursue your case. Good luck.
You can petition the court for a formal child support order, but the general rule is that it will only be retroactive to the date you file your request. Whether you are successful on your request will depend on a number of factors too numerous to list here, but primarily the income of the parties.
I assume you are referring to a civil protective order. If you choose not to hire an attorney to represent you in the matter, you can write a letter to the court and ask the judge to modify the protective order. Explain your reasons. File the letter in the court that issued the order.
The judge will either grant your request, deny it, or schedule it for a hearing so that both sides can be heard before a decision is made. Good luck.
In my experience, it is unlikely that you will be able to find a new attorney to accept the case under those circumstances. However, if you feel that you cannot work with your attorney any more, you should advise your attorney how you feel. Your attorney may decide to request a continuance so that you can find new counsel.
As a practical matter, many problems like this can be solved through open communication with your attorney. Tell your lawyer how you feel, and you might be able to...