Protection orders and domestic battery

S.E.A. 79, P.L. 67 Effective: July 1, 2021 Provides that if a petition for an order for protection is filed by a person or on behalf of an unemancipated minor, the court shall determine, after reviewing the petition or making an inquiry, whether issuing the order … [Read more...]

Expungement issues

S.E.A. 47, P.L. 55 Effective: July 1, 2020; §9 on March 18, 2020 Defines "protection order records" and requires companies that provide background checks to periodically review their records and remove records relating to expunged protection orders (in the same … [Read more...]

Expungement issues

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 47 on expungement issues sponsored by Rep. J. Young. The bill provides: if a court reduces a Class D or Level 6 felony to a misdemeanor, the five-year waiting period for expungement begins on the date of the … [Read more...]

Harassment and orders for protection

H.E.A. 1607, P.L. 266 Effective: July 1, 2019 Adds Ind. Code § 34-6-2-51.5 to define harassment for protection orders under Ind. Code § 34-26-5 which includes, but is not limited to, repeated or continuing impermissible contact: (1) that would cause a reasonable … [Read more...]


S.E.A. 235, P.L. 219 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "collateral action" as an action that is factually or legally related to an arrest, a criminal charge, a delinquency allegation, a criminal conviction, or a delinquency adjudication. Specifies that certain … [Read more...]

Harassment and orders of protections

The Senate Committee on Courts and Criminal Law heard HB 1607 concerning harassment and orders for protection.  The bill provides that a person who is a victim of harassment (as defined by I.C. 35-45-10-2) may file a petition for an order for protection against a person … [Read more...]

Bullying and orders of protection

The House Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Hatfield’s HB 1607 on bullying and orders of protection.  This bill defines bullying and provides that a person may qualify for a protection order against a person who commits harassment or bullying.  The bill allows the court to … [Read more...]

Protective Orders and employment

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Rep. Randolph’s SB 16 on protective orders and employment.  The bill provides that an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual's employment due … [Read more...]