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INDIANA

B. Hicks Law is committed to defending the rights of our clients in Indianapolis and throughout the state of Indiana. The firm is committed to ensuring that clients feel supported, believed, and defended. 

The firm handles criminal cases related to DUI, Battery, Domestic Violence, Theft, Drug Charges, Expungements, and Sex Crimes in Indiana.

 

The firm handles personal injury cases related to Traffic Collisions, Medical Malpractice, Brain Injuries, Wrongful Death, and Product Liability
 

DUI

In Indiana, DUI, also referred to as OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), occurs when an individual operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. DUI laws also encompass driving under the influence of drugs, regardless of whether they are prescription medications or illicit substances.

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Domestic

Indiana law defines domestic violence as any act committed against a family or household member that results in physical harm, bodily injury, or the threat of violence. Family or household members include spouses, ex-spouses, individuals who have a child in common, and those currently or previously living together. Domestic violence offenses in Indiana can carry significant criminal penalties, ranging from fines to imprisonment, depending on the severity of the crime and the defendant's prior criminal history.

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Drug Charges

Indiana classifies drugs into five schedules based on their potential for abuse, medical uses, and safety concerns. Schedule I includes the most dangerous drugs, such as heroin and LSD, with no recognized medical use. On the other hand, Schedule V contains substances with accepted medical uses and low potential for abuse. The penalties for drug offenses depend on the schedule of the controlled substance involved. Indiana's drug laws are complex and carry significant consequences for those charged with drug-related offenses.

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Battery

Under Indiana law, battery is classified as a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. This offense encompasses various forms of physical harm, including hitting, punching, kicking, or any unwanted contact that results in bodily injury to another individual. Moreover, battery can be elevated to a felony charge if it involves certain aggravating factors, such as the use of a deadly weapon or causing serious bodily harm.

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Theft

Theft, as per Indiana Code Title 35, Article 43-4, occurs when a person knowingly exerts unauthorized control over someone else's property with the intent to deprive the owner of its value or use. The law encompasses various forms of theft, such as shoplifting, embezzlement, auto theft, and more. The penalties for theft convictions vary based on the degree of the offense. Misdemeanor theft may result in up to one year of imprisonment and fines up to $5,000, while felony theft can lead to several years of incarceration and higher fines. Additionally, those convicted of theft may be required to pay restitution to the victim.

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Expungements

Indiana's expungement laws offer individuals with criminal records an opportunity to rebuild their lives and move past past mistakes. These laws, designed to promote rehabilitation and reintegration into society, provide a legal mechanism to seal or expunge certain criminal records, granting individuals a fresh start and a chance at a better future. Indiana's expungement laws are not applicable to all criminal offenses. Eligibility for expungement depends on the nature of the conviction, the length of time since the conviction, and the individual's subsequent behavior. For more information about your specific case please CONTACT B. HICKS LAW:

 

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Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are among the most serious offenses in Indiana, warranting strict laws and measures to protect the well-being of individuals and society as a whole. Indiana's legal system categorizes sex crimes into different degrees, depending on the severity of the offense. These classifications range from misdemeanors to felonies, with the penalties increasing as the severity of the crime escalates.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

B. HICKS LAW is committed to defending the rights of our clients in the District of Columbia. The firm is committed to ensuring that clients feel supported, believed, and defended. 

The firm handles criminal cases related to DUI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Theft, Gun Charges, and Sex Crimes in Washington, D.C

The firm handles personal injury cases related to Traffic Collisions, Medical Malpractice, Brain Injuries, Wrongful Death, and Product Liability.

Under Washington, DC law, domestic violence is broadly defined as an act or threatened act of violence against a person with whom the offender shares or has shared a close relationship. This relationship may involve spouses, former spouses, domestic partners, individuals who share a child, dating partners, or cohabitating individuals. The DC Code includes a range of criminal offenses related to domestic violence, such as assault, stalking, harassment, and destruction of property. Penalties for these offenses can vary depending on the severity of the crime and the defendant's criminal history. Offenders may face imprisonment, fines, mandatory counseling or treatment programs, and restraining orders, among other consequences.

DUI

Washington, DC sets a legal limit of 0.08% for blood alcohol content (BAC) for non-commercial drivers aged 21 or older. For commercial drivers, the limit is lower at 0.04%, while for drivers under 21, any trace of alcohol in their system can lead to DUI charges. 

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Domestic

Under Washington, DC law, domestic violence is broadly defined as an act or threatened act of violence against a person with whom the offender shares or has shared a close relationship. This relationship may involve spouses, former spouses, domestic partners, individuals who share a child, dating partners, or cohabitating individuals. The DC Code includes a range of criminal offenses related to domestic violence, such as assault, stalking, harassment, and destruction of property.

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Gun Charges

Washington, DC's carrying a pistol without a license law, codified under D.C. Official Code § 22-4504, strictly regulates the possession of firearms in public places. According to this statute, individuals may not carry a pistol, firearm, or any dangerous weapon within the District without a valid license issued by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Individuals caught without a proper permit may be charged with a felony, leading to imprisonment, hefty fines, or both.

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Assault

Assault in Washington, DC is broadly defined as the intentional act of causing apprehension of harmful or offensive contact with another person. It is important to note that actual physical contact is not necessary for an assault charge; the victim only needs to have feared or perceived an imminent threat of harm. Washington, DC categorizes assault into various degrees, each with its own set of elements and penalties. 

Assault Charges Washington D.C.

Theft

In the District of Columbia, theft is defined as the unlawful taking of someone else's property with the intent to permanently deprive them of it. This can encompass a wide range of actions, from shoplifting and petty theft to grand larceny, burglary, and embezzlement. It is crucial to understand that even seemingly minor thefts can lead to serious legal consequences. The penalties for theft in Washington, DC depend on the value of the stolen property and the circumstances surrounding the crime. 

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Sex Crimes

Washington, DC takes a firm stance against sex crimes, implementing a robust legal framework to punish offenders and protect the rights of all parties involved. The city's sex crime laws emphasize consent, age of consent, mandatory reporting, and the importance of providing legal representation to those facing allegations. If you or someone you know is facing sex crime charges, it is crucial to seek the guidance of a seasoned criminal defense attorney to ensure a fair and just legal process.

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