Drug dealing

S.E.A. 110, P.L. 182 Effective: July 1, 2019 Adds an item to the existing list of enhancing circumstances for offenses relating to controlled substances. Provides that an enhancing circumstance means that the person knowingly committed the offense in, on, or within … [Read more...]

Sentencing

S.E.A. 198, P.L. 5 Effective: July 1, 2019 Makes committing a controlled substance offense on the property of a penal facility or juvenile facility an enhancing circumstance. Makes it an aggravating circumstance that a crime was committed because of certain … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

H.E.A. 1078, P.L. 240 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction (DOC) if: (1) the person is a violent offender; or (2) the person has two prior unrelated felony convictions. These … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

H.E.A. 1080, P.L. 26 Effective: April 10, 2019 Provides that the department of correction may adopt emergency rules concerning the deprivation of earned good time credit for a person who is placed in a community corrections program. Makes a technical … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

S.E.A. 186, P.L. 184 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that an operator of a motor vehicle who: (1) operates a motor vehicle after the operator's driving privileges have been suspended or revoked; and (2) causes an accident that results in injury or death to another … [Read more...]

Drug penalties

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 519 on drug penalties, sponsored by Rep. McNamara. The bill provides that if a person commits the offense of dealing or an attempt or conspiracy to commit dealing in a controlled substance, the person may be tried in … [Read more...]

Urging the legislative council to assign the topics of court costs for indigent individuals and the look-back time period for prior unrelated convictions in Indiana’s criminal code.

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee heard Sen. Tallian’s SR 52 which urges the legislative council to assign the topics of court costs for indigent individuals and the look-back time period for prior unrelated convictions in Indiana’s criminal code.  The … [Read more...]

Drug dealing

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 110 on drug dealing sponsored by Rep. McNamara. This bill adds an item to the existing list of enhancing circumstances for offenses relating to controlled substances and that an enhancing circumstance means that the … [Read more...]