Frequently Asked Questions
I’m facing criminal charges in Indiana. Is there a difference between working with a public defender or with a law firm?
Indiana recognizes that people experience lapses in judgment, and the criminal justice system aims to appropriately penalize offenders for their criminal actions. However, criminal convictions often remain on your record for a long period of time, or even permanently, severely limiting your options for employment, and exercising other freedoms enjoyed by others. Expungement essentially allows you to petition the court to remove your criminal record. There are many factors that determine whether you are eligible to petition for expungement. The process itself can be complicated and lengthy, so if you are contemplating a petition for expungement, contact Ooley Law today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney who has a firm understanding of the expungement process.
There are many places where statutes and administrative codes prohibit licensed gun owners from carrying their firearms. If you are found to be in violation of these restrictions, you could face criminal charges carrying serious penalties, including jail time, costly fines, and the loss of your right to bear arms. If you have a question about firearm or gun laws, call Ooley Law today to receive the answers you need.
A gun trust is designed to assume ownership of firearms and suppressors (NFA items) that are heavily regulated by federal and state laws. Gun owners know that firearms are expensive assets, and gun trusts are intended to ease the legal transfer of ownership of the firearm. Created for Title II items such as machine guns, silencers, and short-barreled rifles, gun trusts help simplify possession and transfer of these Title II / NFA items. Other potential benefits of a gun trust include: allowing more than one individual to possess the firearm held in the trust; avoiding the transfer tax and other transfer requirements; avoiding probate; allowing for multiple trustees that span many generations; and more. If you are interested in establishing a gun trust, Ooley Law is happy to help you understand the process and ensure that your investments are properly protected.
My spouse and I are divorcing, but I don’t want to battle it out in court. Is there an alternative to a bitter legal battle?
I’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t my fault and suffered an injury. Can I pursue a personal injury claim?
First of all, it is essential that you seek medical attention for any injuries you received from the accident. Not only is it important for you to tend to your injuries, but having a medical professional document your injuries will help you build a strong personal injury claim. There are many factors involved in filing and pursuing a personal injury claim, so we encourage you to contact Ooley Law today to learn more about your options for pursuing compensation.