The Danger of Trucks Is in the Paper

Truck drivers are required to maintain logs documenting daily activity related to the operating of a commercial motor vehicle, and to furnish these logs to a law enforcement officer upon request. This requirement helps to ensure compliance with the many regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration governing restrictions of time behind the […]

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My Spouse Recorded Me in Telephone Conversations; Can These Recordings Be Used Against Me in Divorce or Custody Hearings?

Recordings of candid conversation can be damning to the intentions, actions, and reputations of those who are unknowingly recorded. Both federal and state laws govern the recording of conversations and the admissibility of these electronic records in court. Indiana One Party Consent IC 35.31.5-2-176 establishes a “one party consent” rule in the State of Indiana. […]

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Accident Liability Involving Uninsured and Underinsured Vehicles

Driving on the public roadway in Indiana, as in each of the 50 United States, is a privilege, and not a guaranteed right. Because of this, motorists are required by law to carry auto insurance. IC 9-25-4-5 requires that vehicles registered or primarily garaged in Indiana carry insurance with minimum accident liability coverage of $25,000 […]

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Considerations for Long Distance Custody Agreements

Social scientists widely espouse the idea that a child enjoys a healthier life, both during the formative years and as an adult, with the presence of two parents while growing up. Ideally, both parents remain married and in the same house with the child, but when circumstances create separation, extra resources including time and money […]

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Can I Be Found Guilty by Association of a Drug Crime?

The expression, “guilt by association” can hold varying meanings in colloquial language. In general, a person incurs no criminal liability for mere association with a criminal. However, when specific criteria are met, criminal charges can be assigned to associative activity. Criminal law recognizes two classifications of offenders: principals who actually commit a crime and accessories […]

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What is a “Look-Back Period”

What is a “Look-Back Period”A look-back period refers to the length of time that a conviction remains on someone’s driving record, thus impacting how a subsequent charge is tried. This is often used in DUI cases to identify the severity of the penalties imposed. What are the 2 time periods used to define a “lookback […]

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Wet Reckless in Indiana

Wet Reckless in IndianaWhat is “Wet Reckless” in Indiana? Lots of people like to celebrate special events each year. Whether it’s a birthday, a promotion, an anniversary, or a bunch of friends tailgating at a football game, these special event celebrations often include alcohol. Unfortunately, alcohol inhibits people’s judgment and sometimes they think they are […]

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Penalties for OWI Offenses

Penalties for OWI OffensesWhat are the penalties for OWI first offense, second offense, and third offense in Indiana?  An Operating a vehicle While under the Influence (OWI) is the same crime as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in other states. This crime carries long-term consequences and heavy criminal and administrative penalties, and should be taken […]

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The Most Common Causes of Divorce

Rates of Divorce As we all know marriage is not something we should enter into lightly. It takes work and dedication. We have all heard it said marriage is not easy! Even the most well intentioned couples can end up divorced and wondering how they got there. The statistics are staggering, 45-50% of first time […]

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Determining Child Support for Self-Employed or Commission-Only Jobs | Indiana Family Law

How are Child Support Payments Determined in Indiana? In Indiana both parents are responsible for child support, however it is the parent who spends less than 50% of the time with the child that will actually pay child support payments. This is because the law assumes the parent who is spending the most time with the […]

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