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Indiana Sex Offender Registry Misunderstandings

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 […]

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Air BNB Tax Issues

Many clients are now renting their homes and apartments out. However, they do not realize that there are tax consequences for doing so, if the rental is for less than a period of 30 days. In other words, if you rent your home out for 29 days or less, you […]

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Welcome to Sobriety Checkpoint Season

As we head toward springtime we can start getting ready for spring break, concert season (Ruoff Music Center events), graduation parties, and sobriety checkpoints. Wait, what? Checkpoints result in people being detained by law enforcement without any prior suspicion. Sobriety checkpoints are legal, but they have very specific requirements. If […]

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Retroactive Tax Law Benefits for 2017

The Bipartisan Budget Act caused the Internal Revenue Service to allow three popular tax benefits to be claimed retroactively. Most of these benefits expired in 2016 but can be claimed in 2017. The Internal Revenue Service’s system has been reprogrammed to accept these benefits. The first benefit is exclusion from […]

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A Recent Case on Establishing and Disestablishing Paternity

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that a trial court erred by dismissing a mother’s petition to establish paternity in the “biological father” of her 5-year-old child despite the “legal father” having had established paternity by executing a paternity affidavit. At issue in the case was the applicable interpretation […]

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