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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Protective Order 101: How to Obtain a Protective Order
How do I get a protective order? If you or your child is a victim of domestic or family violence, stalking, or a sex offense, you can petition for a protective order under Ind. Code 34-26-5. In many counties, the Clerk’s office at the county courthouse has a form for […]
Restitution in Criminal Cases
If you suffered financial loss as the victim of a crime, the prosecutor may be able to recover some of your losses in the criminal case. A criminal court can order a convicted person to pay restitution, but only for certain expenses. As the Court of Appeals emphasized in its […]