Methamphetamine Possession Charge in Indiana Attorney

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Receiving a methamphetamine possession charge in Indiana is a very serious charge for both adults and juveniles. The possession of meth is the illegal possession of a controlled substance on par with the possession of drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, or prescription medications that you do not have a prescription. The possession of methamphetamine drug charge in the State of Indiana is a felony.

Drug Possession Carries a Stiff Penalty

Drug possession charges often lead to very stiff penalties that most often include a prison sentence and hefty fines. Drug charges are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If facing a drug possession charge, the right lawyer is imperative. This lawyer should have knowledge and experience dealing with drug possession charges and presenting the best defense possible in these cases.

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Do you need an Indianapolis disorderly conduct lawyer?

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Why do you need an Indianapolis disorderly conduct lawyer? We’ve seen it all before. There’s the cookout that gets a bit too much out of hand, and ultimately the police are called. When the police are called, they decide to make an arrest. The person(s) that are arrested at the event/protest/cookout/concert just happen to be charged with disorderly conduct. For times such as these, you need effective, competent and aggressive legal representation. We are one of Indiana’s best criminal defense lawyers. Call us. We can help.

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Have you been caught driving without insurance in Indiana?

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If you have been caught driving without insurance in Indiana, expect a stiff penalty. Penalties for driving without insurance in Indiana can be very serious. The seriousness surrounding this violation has increased over time and can cost thousands of dollars and end with your car impounded. So that brings us to the next question. In Indiana, does your license get suspended for driving with no insurance?

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Motor Vehicle Safety: Indiana’s New Laws

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Beginning on July 1, 2018, there are new laws in effect regarding motor vehicle safety. The following topics regarding the new law changes are address below in turn: license plates, lights on a motor vehicle, authority of police officers not in uniform or driving an unmarked police car, and new infractions for breaking motor vehicle laws.

License Plates

The license plate on your car must be displayed horizontally and upright with the expiration year in the top right corner. S, 266, 2018. Additionally, when you receive a new registration sticker, it must be promptly placed directly over the previous sticker. Id.

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Entrapment

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Entrapment is a term many have heard before but few know the true meaning of the word in the legal world.

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Indiana BMV Point System

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Have you ever received a speeding ticket or other type of moving violation? Have you ever wondered how that violation would affect your driver’s license privilege?

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Public Intoxication at the Indy 500. Be Careful.

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If you are an Indiana native or a racing fan, then you know May brings the famous Indianapolis 500 Race to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis residents prepare for the big race by camping the night before the race, tailgating, and attending concerts in the “Snake Pit” at the racetrack. However, all of this excitement can lead to one thing: public intoxication charges.

Public Intoxication 

According to the Indiana Code, to be convicted of public intoxication, “… [defendant must have been] in a public place and (1) endangering defendant’s life; (2) endangering the life of another person; (3) breaching the peace or is in imminent danger of breaching the peace; or (4) harassing, annoying, or alarming another person. IC § 7.1-5-1-3 (Burns, Lexis Advance through the end of the Second Regular Session of the 120th General Assembly). Essentially, you are not legally allowed to be intoxicated in public if you create any type of disturbance.

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Distracted Driving

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If you are driving a motor vehicle in Indiana, you probably want the other drivers on the road to be paying attention. Distracted driving leads to thousands of accidents, some of which have been fatal here in Indiana.

Using a cell phone while driving is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. People use their phones to text and make phone calls while driving; however, these actives may not be legal to engage in while driving.

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Indiana Open Container Law

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Open container laws prevent people, particularly those operating motor vehicles, from consuming alcohol in certain places. These laws dictate if one can drink outside of their home or a restaurant or perhaps while walking down the street. Open container laws are enacted in order to reduce the risk of public intoxication or operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Be advised open container laws vary even inside a state.

Can a passenger of a vehicle have an open container?

No. According to Indiana Code § 9-30-15-3, “a person in a motor vehicle who, while the motor vehicle is in operation or while the motor vehicle is located on the right-of-way of a public highway, possesses a container: (1) that has been opened; (2) that has a broken seal; or (3) from which some of the contents have been removed in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle commits a class C infraction. IC § 9-30-15-3 (Burns, Lexis Advance through P.L.210-2018, with gaps of P.L.177-2018, P.L.189-2018, and P.L.208-2018, from the Second Regular Session of the 120th General Assembly). Therefore, even if you are the passenger of a car, you are still not permitted to drink alcohol while the car’s motor is running.

Subject to various provisions, under Indiana Code 34-28-5-4, “…a judgment of up to five hundred dollars ($500) may be entered for a violation constituting a Class C infraction.” IC § 34-28-5-4 (Burns, Lexis Advance through P.L.210-2018, with gaps of P.L.177-2018, P.L.189-2018, and P.L.208-2018, from the Second Regular Session of the 120th General Assembly).

Can I drink on Indiana streets?

Surprisingly, the answer is a complicated “yes.” In Indiana, the law states that in public spaces, including sidewalks, you are allowed to have an alcoholic beverage so long as it is in its original container. While there is no statewide ban, be advised that only certain areas of the state allow for drinking in public, so you should check local laws. Additionally, please note that the term “public” does not generally include places such as restaurants or bars.

If you are caught violating an open container law, you will need a criminal defense attorney. Call Hayes Law Office at 317-759-1515 and together we can navigate your legal issues.