Understanding Indiana Driver’s License Suspensions

There are a variety of reasons your Indiana driver’s license can be suspended.  You could be suspended for not providing proof of insurance and simply have to wait 90 days and pay a reinstatement fee or you could find that after many different driving related criminal cases you driving privileges are suspended for life. How […]

Miranda and the Right to Remain Silent – South Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer

Your right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself is a fundamental constitutional right that you have.  Simply put, you have an absolute right to remain silent in a criminal case at any stage of the proceedings.  If you are talking with the police, you can sit there and say absolutely nothing.  If you are […]

Marijuana Possession as a Misdemeanor – South Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer

While marijuana possession laws have greatly changed in many states, it is still very much illegal in Indiana.  I.C. 35-48-4-11 makes most marijuana possession a Class B misdemeanor in the State of Indiana.  This means that you could face a potential jail penalty of 0 to 180 days and a fine of up to $1,000. […]

OWI and Refusal of the Breathalyzer – South Bend DUI Lawyer

In Indiana, officers arresting a person for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated will generally inform the driver of Indiana’s Implied Consent Law.  What is Indiana’s Implied Consent Law? I.C. 9-30-6-1 states that, “A person who operates a vehicle impliedly consents to submit to the chemical test provisions of this chapter as a condition of operating […]

Why Refusing a Chemical Test for a DUI Stop Can be More Painful Now – South Bend DUI Lawyer

Indiana has an Implied Consent law that basically states that if you refuse to submit to a chemical test after an officer has established probable cause that you may have been operating a vehicle intoxicated, you face an automatic year suspension of your license. There are times when a refusal can help your criminal DUI […]

Is Your Marijuana Misdemeanor Eligible for Conditional Discharge?

Facing a marijuana misdemeanor charge may not seem like a big deal.  I mean it is a Class B Misdemeanor in most cases.  However, with that Class B Misdemeanor conviction comes the potential for jail time and a license suspension.  What may not seem like that big of a case in the beginning, can become […]

Is your license currently suspended? – South Bend Lawyer Jeff Haupt

Having your license can mean the difference between working or not working, getting your kids to school, or even just being able to live life with the freedom to come and go as you need. How can your license become suspended? There are a multitude of reasons that your license can be suspended: Child support […]