Teen Driving Law Changes

As of July 1, 2015 new laws will take effect concerning teen drivers in Indiana. First, all drivers under 21 will no longer be able to use any telecommunications device while behind the wheel. The only exception to this is calling 911 in case of an emergency. Also, nighttime driving will be restricted for teen…

Indiana Short-Barrel Shotguns

As of July 1, 2015, Indiana law will allow for the legal ownership of short-barrel shotguns in the State of Indiana. The new legislation does away with Indiana’s state law prohibition against short-barrel shotgun ownership. However, all National Firearm Act (“NFA”) regulations regarding the ownership, registration and taxation apply. Without proper registration with the BATFE,…

New Indiana Criminal Code Brings Changes

New Indiana Criminal Code Brings Changes to Felony Classification  The 2013 Criminal Code Revision will go into effect beginning July 1, 2014. Major changes to the Indiana Criminal Code have not been made since 1977. Over the past eight years, Indiana’s prison population has grown by 41 percent. In that time, the cost of maintaining…