If you have any sort of criminal record, it can seriously impact some of the most fundamental parts of your life. Background checks are routinely used to screen applicants for jobs and housing. Finding a new job or the right place to live can be hard enough, and having your […]
If you are convicted of a felony in Indiana, the sentence imposed depends in part on the level or severity the felony offense. The Indiana Legislature revised the felony levels in 2014. As a result, sentencing courts must consider the date the crime was committed to determine which Indiana felony […]
The Indiana Sex Offender Registry was originally enacted in 1994. Despite being nearly a quarter-century old, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding about the registry. Many of these misunderstandings relate to things people think the registry requires. Violating the sex offender registry laws can lead to additional criminal […]
You may not have known that you have been buying or selling securities, but, if you received a subpoena from the Indiana Securities Division, investigators think it is a security as defined in Indiana Code § 23-19-1-2(28). If they want you to talk to them, you should first talk to someone who speaks their language: an Indiana securities law attorney.
“Smartphones are ubiquitous in modern life.” Katelin Eunjoo Seo v. State of Indiana. There already countless reasons not to carry a smartphone if you happen to be involved in criminal activities. The smartphone keeps track of your location, just about everything you say, and the questions you want the answers […]
Matt Kestian was the sex crimes prosecutor at the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office from 2012 through 2015. He currently practices law as a criminal defense attorney throughout central Indiana. Both as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney Matt has handled many cases involving the Registry. The Indiana sex […]
If you operate a vehicle, i.e. any “device for transportation by land or air” that is not “moved by human power”, “runs only on rails or tracks”, a wheelchair,” or an “electric personal assistive mobility device” and you consume alcohol or use controlled substances (whether prescribed or not), you should […]