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  • Sentence Modification Bill Awaits Vote
    Sentence Modification Bill Awaits Vote

    When the Indiana Legislature revised the Indiana Criminal Code, it greatly expended a criminal defendant's ability to seek a modification of his or her criminal sentence. However, given that the law ...

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  • DOJ to Dramatically Change Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture
    DOJ to Dramatically Change Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Both Indiana and Federal law recognizes the ability of law enforcement to seize property that it maintains is traceable as proceeds of a violation of a criminal statute. However, Attorney General Eric ...

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  • Second Chance Laws May Not Mean a Second Chance to Carry
    Second Chance Laws May Not Mean a Second Chance to Carry

    Many states have passed what is often referred to as a "Second Chance" or an expungement law. See e.g. Louisiana, Indiana, California, Colorado, and others. Generally for those individuals that ...

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  • Kokomo Resident Settles Lawsuit with City and Coroner Price
    Kokomo Resident Settles Lawsuit with City and Coroner Price

    Indianapolis, Indiana (January 12, 2015) – On November 5, 2013, Kokomo resident Martha Brittain filed a lawsuit against the City of Kokomo, the Kokomo Police Department, and Coroner Jay Price under ...

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  • Federal Government Takes Position on Expungements and Federal Firearms Law
    Federal Government Takes Position on Expungements and Federal Firearms Law

    As one of the biggest and most substantial areas of law has begun to settle into use in Indiana courts, many government agencies are beginning to develop policies and take positions on the effects of ...

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  • What Points on Your Driver's License Actually Mean
    What Points on Your Driver's License Actually Mean

    Most people are aware that traffic violations often result in points being placed on their driver record. But, what do these points actually mean? And how many points are issued per traffic violation ...

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