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  • Writer's pictureBrandon Hicks

Defending Your Rights in Emergency Incident Area Cases: Indiana 35-44.1-4-5 and 35-44.1-4-6


Emergencies can be chaotic, and sometimes, even well-intentioned actions can lead to legal consequences. In the state of Indiana, specific laws are in place to maintain order and ensure safety in emergency incident areas. The B. Hicks Law Firm is here to provide expert criminal defense in cases related to IC 35-44.1-4-5 (Refusal to leave an emergency incident area) and IC 35-44.1-4-6 (Refusal to leave an emergency incident area by a nondispatched firefighter).


Understanding the Law


In Indiana, it is crucial to be aware of the specific laws governing emergency incident areas. Let's delve into the details:


IC 35-44.1-4-5: Refusal to Leave an Emergency Incident Area This law states that a person who is not a firefighter and knowingly or intentionally refuses to leave an emergency incident area immediately after being requested to do so by a firefighter or law enforcement officer commits a Class A misdemeanor.


IC 35-44.1-4-6: Refusal to Leave an Emergency Incident Area by a Nondispatched Firefighter For firefighters who have not been dispatched to an emergency incident area but enter one, this law is applicable. A firefighter who enters an emergency incident area and refuses to leave immediately after being requested to do so by a dispatched firefighter or law enforcement officer commits a Class C infraction.


Why Choose B. Hicks Law Firm?


Defending against charges related to emergency incident areas requires expertise in Indiana criminal law and an understanding of the intricacies of these specific statutes. B. Hicks Law Firm is well-equipped to handle such cases with precision and dedication. Here's why you should choose us:


1. Experienced Legal Team: Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling a wide range of criminal cases, including those related to emergency incident areas. We have successfully represented clients in numerous similar cases, ensuring the best possible outcome for each.

2. Personalized Defense: We recognize that every case is unique. Our legal team takes the time to understand your specific circumstances and develop a personalized defense strategy tailored to your needs.

3. In-Depth Knowledge: Understanding the complexities of Indiana's criminal laws, including IC 35-44.1-4-5 and IC 35-44.1-4-6, is paramount. Our lawyers are well-versed in these statutes and can navigate the legal system effectively.

4. Proven Track Record: B. Hicks Law Firm has a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients. We leave no stone unturned to protect your rights and interests.


Your Legal Rights Matter


Facing charges related to emergency incident areas can be daunting, but you don't have to go through it alone. The B. Hicks Law Firm is here to provide expert legal representation, ensuring that your rights are protected, and you receive the best possible defense.


If you or a loved one is facing charges under IC 35-44.1-4-5 or IC 35-44.1-4-6, don't hesitate to reach out to B. Hicks Law Firm. We are committed to defending your rights and ensuring that you receive the legal representation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a strong defense. Your freedom and future are our top priorities.

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