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 […]

Not Paying Your Child Support? Bad Things Can Happen! – South Bend Child Support Lawyer

An order for child support can come up in a divorce case, a paternity action, CHINS case, etc.  The child supportorder is a requirement by the Court that you pay a certain amount every week to the Clerk of the Court (or through the State of Indiana) for the support and maintenance of your minor […]

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 […]

Defining “Intoxicated” Under Indiana’s OWI Statutes – South Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer

When most people think of OWI or DUI charges they probably relate it to driving under the influence of alcohol. To be certain, this is probably the majority of OWI or DUI convictions and charges in Indiana, but what about driving under the influence of other substances? First, let’s consider the definition of intoxication under […]

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 […]

What is pre-trial diversion and is it something you should consider for your criminal case?

You are in court for your first appearance on a criminal misdemeanor. You are feeling anxious and concerned because at your first court appearance you may have heard that you could be facing jail time, fines, probation, etc. Certainly these are cause for concern. If this is your first case in the criminal courts in […]

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 […]

Expungement and Misdemeanor Criminal Cases – South Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer

In the last year, I have been asked several times about receiving an expungement of your criminal record under Indiana law.  It is true that our State does have a criminal expungement statute that allows you to “seal” certain criminal convictions, if you meet the requirements.  Indiana Code 35-38-9 sets out the various types of […]