Expungement Wait-time Case Sparks Confusion Among Members of the Indiana Supreme Court An expungement case came before the Indiana Supreme Court on oral argument yesterday, and it sparked confusion among the Justices. The issue before the Indiana Supreme Court is whether minor felonies reduced to misdemeanor convictions should trigger new five-year waiting periods for people… Read More
Felons Caught With a Gun May Face Federal Charges If you are a convicted felon and caught with a gun, you may face federal charges which will make it a lot harder to get out of jail. Today, the City of Indianapolis announced an expanded partnership with federal authorities to help curb the recent surge… Read More
Trigger Date for Criminal Expungement The trigger date for criminal expungement is one issue before the Indiana Supreme Court this week. The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a criminal expungement case that has previously divided the Indiana Court of Appeals. The case is about when the trigger date for five-year expungement waiting… Read More
The prosecutor in Hancock County is now filing charges against people who overdose and he is getting help from the Greenfield Police Department. Those who overdose in Hancock County, Indiana and seek medical help, can end up in jail. The crime would be possession of a controlled substance. The full story here.
Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney People charged with a crime should hire a criminal defense attorney. Criminal law has so many different aspects to it. Even if the State of Indiana has a strong case to convict you, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have weaknesses that can be used to your… Read More
“Indiana’s attorney general apparently will not be taking over any county prosecutors’ offices any time soon. State Sen. Mike Young, R-Speedway, did not act on Senate Bill 436 prior to a key Statehouse deadline Monday, which means the legislation is ineligible for a Senate vote Tuesday — the final day for Senate proposals to advance… Read More
“According to documents received from Marion County via a Freedom of Information Act request, Indianapolis now has more than 8,000 people on ankle monitors annually — more than any other city in the country.” For more, read the full article.
Join attorney Kassi Rigney at the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana’s Annual Lunar New Year CLE. Mrs. Rigney will present on Working With Confidential Informants on February 7 at 1:00 PM. Topics Discussed at this Event Confidential Informants (1 general CLE hour) by attorney Kassi Rigney of Rigney Law LLC Fertility in Domestic… Read More
At the Law Office of Jacob Rigney, we pride ourselves on making complicated legal situations simple. As evidence, we present another episode of our one-sentence case law review. We read an entire legal opinion and boil it down to one sentence for you. Today’s musical accompaniment is here. Citizens Action Coalition v. Koch (13 pages) The Courts… Read More
Business has picked up, so it’s been awhile, but I found some time today to blog again. I will once again take a complicated legal appeals opinion and boil it down to one sentence. Enjoy. Today’s musical accompaniment is here. Mid America Sound v. Indiana State Fair Commission (11 pages) Indiana Courts will not construe boilerplate indemnity… Read More