Criminal Law

New Indiana Traffic Law – ‘Move Over’ Indiana!

June 2, 2015 by: Chris Buckley

In a surprising last minute measure, the Indiana General Assembly recently passed a new Indiana traffic law requiring drivers to allow faster drivers to pass in the left lane by requiring that slower drivers move into the right lane when not passing.  (See,  IndyStar, “New Indiana law Requires Slower Drivers to Move into Right Lane,” … Continue reading New Indiana Traffic Law – ‘Move Over’ Indiana!

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Driving While Suspended Porter County

May 18, 2015 by: Chris Buckley

Driving While Suspended Porter County or Lake County, Indiana is Not a Good Place to Be Driving while suspended Porter County or Lake County, Indiana is risky business.  You might have been told or sent a notice by the courts or the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles recently that your driver’s license has been suspended. … Continue reading Driving While Suspended Porter County

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Indiana Criminal Record Expungement Law: A Good, Fair, and Just Social Policy

May 4, 2015 by: Chris Buckley

The SFT Blog has written extensively on Indiana criminal record expungement law.  (See, “Criminal Post Conviction Relief Available July 1, 2013 for A, B, and C Felonies in Indiana!”, “Major Exciting Changes to Indiana’s Second Chance Expungement Act for 2013”, and, “Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely! Get a Better Job with an Indiana Criminal Record … Continue reading Indiana Criminal Record Expungement Law: A Good, Fair, and Just Social Policy

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U.S. Supreme Court: Illegal Police Dog Search after Traffic Stop

April 22, 2015 by: Chris Buckley

In a somewhat surprising decision, the United States Supreme Court has determined that police officers conducted an illegal police dog search of a car because the illegal police dog search occurred after the traffic stop has concluded. In Rodriguez v. United States, No. 13–9972, decided yesterday, April 21, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided that conducting a … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court: Illegal Police Dog Search after Traffic Stop

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Suspended Indiana Drivers License? Get Your Indiana Drivers License Back with SFT Lawyers

February 24, 2015 by: Michael Campbell

Do you have a suspended Indiana drivers license? Have your Indiana driving privileges been revoked? Are you tired of fighting the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (“BMV“) over the reinstatement of your driving privileges? Are court costs and fines preventing you from obtaining a valid Indiana Driver’s License? Get Help Restoring Your Suspended Indiana Drivers … Continue reading Suspended Indiana Drivers License? Get Your Indiana Drivers License Back with SFT Lawyers

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Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely! Get a Better Job with an Indiana Criminal Record Expungement!

February 6, 2015 by: Chris Buckley

It is tax season again, and there are countless ways to spend that long awaited State and Federal Income Tax Return. Many people lay awake at night dreaming of buying that new car, paying off credit cards, doing overdue home improvement projects, or finally being able to pay for that divorce that you have long … Continue reading Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely! Get a Better Job with an Indiana Criminal Record Expungement!

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Major Changes to Indiana’s Traffic Law for Indiana Traffic Attorneys

January 21, 2015 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana traffic attorney s take note: Effective January 1, 2015, the Indiana General Assembly has dramatically changed Indiana traffic law as we once knew it. Most notably, Indiana has done away with its old scheme of driver’s license suspensions to reduce the number of suspended drivers in Indiana, and allowed many drivers, previously ineligible, to obtain limited … Continue reading Major Changes to Indiana’s Traffic Law for Indiana Traffic Attorneys

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Be Safe – Happy New Year from SFT!

December 31, 2014 by: Chris Buckley

With all of your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day activities, we at SFT Lawyers would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday, and a great and promising 2015!  Happy New Year, Northwest Indiana!  

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5 Ways to Avoid a Lake or Porter County DUI This Holiday Season

December 11, 2014 by: Chris Buckley

The Holiday Season is a great time to celebrate with friends and to have a good time, and consuming alcohol is often a part of such celebrations and traditions.  However, the Holiday Season is also a time when many people are arrested for a Lake or Porter County DUI.  Here is a guide which can … Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid a Lake or Porter County DUI This Holiday Season

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U.S. Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments Monday in Facebook Free Speech Case

December 2, 2014 by: Chris Buckley

For the first time, the Nation’s highest court entertained oral arguments Monday on the issue of whether threatening comments posted on Facebook constitute criminal behavior or whether such comments are protected as Facebook free speech by the First Amendment of the United States Federal Constitution. (See SCOTUSBlog Coverage here.) (See Oral Argument Transcript here.) (See … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments Monday in Facebook Free Speech Case

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