Last summer after taking ambien sleep aid I took 3 kayaks from a nearby lake / 1 bike and some tools from inside an unoccupied home under construction. I have no recollection of this night. I woke the next morning and these items were in my garage...
If you have no relevant criminal history and are otherwise a hard-working law-abiding productive member of society, then I think you might have an argument to make to the prosecutor that there is a documented history of nocturnal shenanigans related to Ambien and that such behavior is completely out of character. Of course the selling of the items makes this a much more difficult argument to make. But I would certainly float that to the prosecutor. On the other hand, if you have any history of crimes of dishonesty, it probably won't fly.See question
I was charged with reckless driving two years ago. It was charged as a Class B misdemeanor. However, I wasn't convicted. I agreed to finish a diversion program by doing community service and after completion, the case was dismissed with pr...
Yes it will show up. Probably it will make a difference that it was dismissed. I would recommend you consult with an attorney about getting the record expunged. A dismissed charge can be expunged one year after the arrest or summons. Once it is expunged, not only will it not be visible to a background check, the law also allows you to state you have never been arrested or charged, and it is illegal for any entity to discriminate against you on the basis of an expunged charge.See question
I was arrested and was not taken to court and told my charges for 6 days is that legal
Yes, the State has 20 days to hold an initial hearing, 10 days for an OWI.See question
I was subpoenaed as a witness against my friend in a small claims court. We both failed to appear. Will a body attachment be sent for both of us? I need to know so I can retain an attorney. It doesn't make sense to do it if I or us won't have a wa...
Extremely unlikely. Certainly no reason to retain an attorney at this point. I would consider calling the court directly and ask if there are any repercussions, and maybe explain why you did not appear.See question
I live in Indiana and work at a subway franchise. I'm currently 6 months pregnant and my store manager asked me if i wanted to go on maternity leave early. I said that i could not afford to go on leave right now. Then without further notice he rem...
Even in Indiana, which is medieval as far as it's worker protection laws are concerned, this is sex discrimination. It is important that you find an attorney to advise you who is knowledgeable in employment law. You might also consider calling the Subway legal department and report what your employer has done. It is possible that they may inform your employer of the illegality of what he or she has done.See question
Hi I got arrested for a dui and it got reduced to reckless driving class c misdemeanor in Indiana . What are the consequences for the immigration when I come back ? How long does it stay on my record. .
Five years after your arrest for DUI, provided you have no further charges, you can petition the court to expunge your record, which means it is sealed, and only law enforcement can get access to it. This is not discretionary, which means the judge has to grant it if you have fulfilled all of the provisions. The law also says that, with the agreement of the prosecutor, you can file for early expungement once you have completed your sentence. Once it is expunged, the law states that you are to be treated as if the charge never occurred, and it is illegal to discriminate against you for having the expunged charge.
As to immigration, my handbooks say this is not a charge that would result in immigration problems, and I have had many foreign students (I work near a large university) who have travelled in and out of the country with a DUI conviction. HOWEVER, ICE rules change all the time so you should definitely speak with a lawyer specializing in immigration.
Hope this helps.See question
Our furnace stopped working correctly last winter. The landlord was told by the maintenance guy and 2 HVAC companies that it needed to be replaced. We have been given 3 different time frames since September 2015 for installation and it never happ...
no because you have done nothing to violate your lease. your landlord is required to provide you with a habitable residence. no heat isn't habitable by any standard. if they don't fix it you can report them,to the local housing authority or take them to small claims court.See question
So im 18 and got caught with weed and paraphernalia. I have a court date soon. Im currently transferring out of iu next semester to maryland. Im confused on whats going to happen since im not going to be in indiana after my court date. The pol...
If this is your first offense than it is almost certain you will be offered pretrial diversion (PDP). Even if this is your second or third offense, Monroe County has three levels of pretrial diversion and you still may be offered it. You will be able to move to Maryland and still complete the conditions of pretrial diversion (which may include one class and some community service) without having to deal with the criminal justice system in Maryland at all. It is always best to hire an attorney to inquire for you and advocate for you if for some reason you are not offered PDP. Otherwise, you can go to your Initial Hearing, and before you go in the bailiffs will inform you if you have been offered PDP and send you down to the prosecutor's office to sign up. If you aren't offered PDP, you will watch a video on your rights at 1:30, fill out some paperwork, and come back in at 2:30. The Initial Hearing is a formality; just plead not guilty and tell the judge you are going to hire an attorney. If you can't afford one the judge will appoint a public defender. Then call a local attorney to work it out.See question
I was told I would have to go to WV and turn myself in. I cannot lose my job. There is no promise they will not keep me there for as long as they want. Don't know what to do? I'm not sure how a state can issue a warrant on one person's word. She ...
Charges are filed when there is probable cause, which means that apparent facts discovered through logical inquiry that would lead a reasonably intelligent and prudent person to believe that an accused person has committed a crime, thereby warranting his or her prosecution. And yes, that can be based on the statement of one person and the surrounding circumstances. Once charges have been filed, the judge can issue an arrest warrant.
Whether WV will try to extradite you is another question. Obviously the higher the charge, the more likely the state will seek extradition, but each state and each case is different. The good news is if they haven't yet filed for extradition, you have some time to act.
My suggestion is you contact a criminal defense attorney in the county where the charges and warrant have been issued. The attorney can contact the county prosecutor and court and request the warrant be withdrawn and a summons issued for you to appear in court. Your attorney will want evidence you are not a flight risk (home, steady job, long time resident, family, etc.). The court can still insist you come to WV and turn yourself in, but you should have a bond that you can pay and get immediately released. Then you will have the opportunity to defend yourself through the normal court process. Do not wait until (if) they file for extradition, because once what is called a Governor's Warrant has been issued by Indiana it become very difficult to fight.See question
where not there during the bust just because there name was on the lease
Yes, they can. I have copied the statute below. However, if the person can show the prosecutor he or she had no knowledge their place was being used for illegal activity, it is possible the state might agree to drop the charges or perhaps modify them to something less serious.See question