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Blog Posts in 2012

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Be safe this Holiday Season - get a FREE cab ride home

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all. During this holiday season, many of us will attend family parties or work parties. Food and drink will be plenitful as we celebrate this joyous season with ...
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Late HTV Notices from BMV - Indiana Court of Appeals weighs in

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is required to send notices to drivers who qualify as Habitual Traffic Violators. The Habitual Traffic Violator designation can carry a 5 year, 10 year or lifetime ...
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Attorney Miller Serves on Nominating Committee for Allen County Bar

We are proud to announce that Attorney Gregory A. Miller recently served on the Board of Director's Nominating Committee for the Allen County Bar Association, of which he is an active member. This ...
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BMV sees increase in suspended drivers - not surprising!

According to this article on Indianas News Center, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has seen a 22% increase in the number of drivers license suspensions. The BMV is attributing this to an increase ...
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How to choose a criminal defense attorney

Most of my client's come to me by referral. It may be another attorney referring a client, a former client or a friend or family member making the referral. Many of these referred client's ...
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Allen County's new Drunk Driving Protocol - be careful if you refuse a breath test

On September 6, 2012, the Allen County Prosecutor's Office announced a new protocol for Drunk Driving (DUI/OWI) investigations. A driver under investigation for Drunk Driving (DUI/OWI) who refuses ...
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2-for-1 Home Detention Credit While on Probation - Peterink v. State of Indiana

On July 27, 2012, a panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals issued a ruling that could greatly effect the calculation of good time credit (See Peterink v. State ). Peterink had entered a plea of guilty ...
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New Drunk Driving Patrol - be safe out there

Beginning today, August 17, 2012, Police departments throughout the State of Indiana will be participating in a drunk driving crackdown. "Drive sober or get pulled over" runs through the ...
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2012 Top Lawyer Award

Recoginition for a criminal defense attorney, like me, typically comes in the Courtroom. Whether it is winning a suppression motion for a client or obtaining a favorable verdict at trial. Unlike ...
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Drunk Driving Patrol - Statewide OWI patrol continues

The Indiana State Police will be participating in a multi-state Drunk Driving (DUI/OWI) enforcement campaign this weekend. Indiana Troopers, along with State Police in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, ...
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New Laws - Boating Under the Influence of Drugs

Currently, Indiana does not have a law specifically banning the operating of a boat while under the influence of illegal drugs. On Juy 1, 2012, this changes. Senate Enrolled Act 154, when effective, ...
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Operation Dry Water - Indiana DNR out to stop drunk boaters

Beginning June 22-25 Indiana Department of Natural Resource Conservations Officers will be taking part in a national campaign known as Operation Dry Water. The purpose of the campaign is to bring ...
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Marijuana and Drivers Licenses - Suspensions may be on the rise

A defendant's drivers license, motor vehicle registration and ability to register a motor vehicle MUST be ordered suspended by the law in Indiana if the Defendant is convicted of Possession of ...
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New laws (134 of them) effective July 1, 2012 - What it means for you

Most of my readers know that new laws in Indiana become effective on July 1 of each year (with certain exceptions). This year 134 new laws will take effect. In the weeks leading up to July 1, I will ...
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ipod use gets you a traffic ticket - at least in Kosciusko County

As many of my readers remember, I voiced my concern about distracted driving laws and their over reaching implications in this earlier blog entry. It now appears that police officers might now look to ...
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Common Question - How many points can I have on my driver's license?

When I am meeting with clients, potential clients, or even family and friends, I am often asked about "points" on a driver's license. Some frequent questions are: How many points can I ...
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What should you do if you get a traffic ticket?? --- Don't just pay it!

I often am asked by client's (and friends) what to do if they get a traffic ticket. Most people ask if they should just pay the ticket. My answer to this question is unequivocably NO. In Indiana, ...
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Breath Test - What happens if I refuse?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I REFUSE A BREATH TEST? Occasionally, I have a client or potential client call and want to know what to do if they are stopped for Drunk Driving ( DUI/OWI ) or another traffic issue. ...
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Why is my Driver's License Suspended ? ---- Basic information for Indiana Drivers

Operating While Suspended – Why is my license suspended? Operating a vehicle while suspended (OWS), sometimes called Driving While Suspended (DWS), is a commonly filed charge in Indiana Courts. ...
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You have the right to an effective lawyer - Even for Plea Bargains!!!

The United States Supreme Court recently issued two decisions that impact all Defendant's and criminal defense attorneys. In Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper, the Court (in 5-4 decisions) ...
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Update on Department of Toxicology

Updating this earlier blog entry, the Indiana Supreme Court, on February 28, 2012 issued a statement regarding the "irregularities which may have occurred in the testing procedures employed by ...
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Why and how are breath tests used in Drunk Driving Case?

Breath tests are complicated and have been the subject of many scholarly articles. The information here simplified and meant for informative purposes. If you have further questions, please contact me, ...
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Interesting Sexual Battery case - Perry v. State of Indiana

Leap Day 2012 provided an interesting case from the Indiana Court of Appeals. In Perry v. State, the Court of Appeals determined that Perry's actions did not constitute Sexual Battery and remanded ...
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More on texting ban - Government now wants automakers to limit their technology!

Updating this earlier entry about a proposed texting ban, the Obama Administration is now hoping to convince automakers to limit the technology in cars. According to this article on msn.com, the ...
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What is the Indiana Department of Toxicology hiding???

Until the Summer of 2011, the Indiana Department of Toxicology was overseen by Indiana University. According to its website the Indiana Department of Toxicology "was "[e]stablished in 1957 ...
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