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DUI as a Repeat Offense

DUI as a Repeat Offense

If you get a second DUI / OVWI within seven years of a prior DUI / OVWI, it will be charged as a felony. A second DUI / OVWI is serious, not only because it’s charged as a felony, but also because of the different perspectives surrounding first and second-offense DUI...
How Free Is Student Speech?

How Free Is Student Speech?

Attorney Rebecca Berfanger is a part-time journalist, part-time professor, and full-time First Amendment enthusiast. She and Attorney Marc Lopez recently had the chance to speak about the Supreme Court’s decision in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. and what it...
Special Rules for Explosive Patriotism!

Special Rules for Explosive Patriotism!

Independence Day is just around the corner, and plenty of Hoosiers want to know when they’re allowed to set off fireworks. On normal days, State law says that the use of fireworks must be limited to between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Local ordinances can be even more...
How to Understand Bail in Indiana

How to Understand Bail in Indiana

When someone’s arrested for a crime, their most immediate concern is naturally: When can I get out of jail? For some offenses, a judge will order them released on their own recognizance. In many cases, however, the court has to set a bail amount. No one wants to be...