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Understanding Indiana's Littering Laws 35-45-3-2

B. Hicks Law, Your Defense Against Littering Charges In the state of Indiana, the act of littering is a serious offense, with legal consequences that can impact your record and finances. Understanding the intricacies of the law is crucial, and having a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney by your side can make all the difference. At B. Hicks Law, we specialize in providing top-notch defense for individuals facing charges related to littering, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair and just legal process.

Breaking Down IC 35-45-3-2: The Littering Law in Indiana The Indiana Code Section 35-45-3-2 outlines the specifics of littering offenses, differentiating between a Class B infraction and a more severe Class A infraction. Let's delve into the key components of this law:

  1. Act of Littering:

    • Littering is defined as the reckless, knowing, or intentional act of placing or leaving refuse on another person's property, except in a designated refuse container.

  1. Class B Infraction:

    • Committing littering, as described above, is considered a Class B infraction.

  1. Class A Infraction:

    • The offense is elevated to a Class A infraction if the refuse is placed within 100 feet of a body of water under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources or the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

  1. Penalties:

    • A judgment of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) may be imposed for each Class A infraction.

  1. Definition of "Refuse":

    • The term "refuse" encompasses solid and semisolid wastes, dead animals, and offal.

  1. Prima Facie Evidence:

    • Littering from a moving vehicle, excluding public conveyances, is considered prima facie evidence that the operator of that vehicle committed the offense.

Why Choose B. Hicks Law for Your Defense? At B. Hicks Law, we understand the importance of a strong defense when facing littering charges. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in Indiana's legal landscape and can provide the following:

  1. Legal Expertise:

    • Our attorneys have a deep understanding of Indiana's littering laws, ensuring that you receive the best defense tailored to your specific case.

  1. Strategic Defense:

    • We employ strategic defense tactics to challenge evidence, question procedures, and seek the most favorable outcome for your case.

  1. Personalized Attention:

    • Each case is unique, and we provide personalized attention to understand the details surrounding your littering charge, building a robust defense on your behalf.

  1. Proven Track Record:

    • B. Hicks Law has a proven track record of successfully defending clients against a range of criminal charges, including littering offenses.

If you find yourself facing littering charges in Indiana, don't face them alone. B. Hicks Law is here to provide the legal representation you need. Contact us today for a consultation, and let us help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way.

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