When a dismissal is unattainable, the best way to resolve a criminal case is often with a plea agreement. Nearly 99% of all criminal cases end with a guilty plea.
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Steven Knecht won the dismissal of drug charges based on a motion to suppress for an improper pat down search.
Effective July 1, 2020, Indiana is replacing its law restricting texting while driving with a much broader law prohibiting a driver from using or even holding a phone while operating a moving motor vehicle. The exception is that calling 911 is allowed to report a bona fide emergency. Hands free or voice operated technology is still permitted. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will not assess points for violating this law until July 1, 2021. Nevertheless, you can be stopped starting this July 1 and assessed fines and court costs for using or even holding a telecommunications device. The traffi...
Can a protective order be expunged from your record and how does the process work? Lawyer Steven Knecht answers your questions.
Many people believe that they have not refused a breath test in their operating while intoxicated cases because they took a portable breath test at scene of the traffic stop. However, the portable breath tests results are only admissible to establish probable cause for an arrest. Portable breath test results are not admissible at trial because these tests have not been approved by the Indiana Department of Toxicology as being scientifically reliable. Therefore, even if you take the portable field test, you still are required to take the certified breath test at the police station or jail or...