State of Indiana v. A.L.
LaPorte County Indiana Charges: 1) Robbery, Level 5 Felony After taking a deposition of the alleged victim, Attorney Blankenship was able to show that the victim had fabricated many of the details in the police report and that there was no actual taking of property by threat or use of force. State was forced to dismiss the charges.
State of Indiana v. B.S.
Huntington County Indiana Charge: 1) Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor Client was charged with possession of marijuana after police stopped her for a traffic infraction and found marijuana in her car. Attorney Blankenship was able to convince the State that due to his client having no criminal history and being cooperative with the police, she should not have to suffer a criminal conviction. The State agreed to give her a conditional discharge.
State of Indiana v. J.H.
While Intoxicated Endangering a Person. Class A Misdemeanor 3) Possession of a Controlled Substance-Possession, Class A Misdemeanor 4) Operating a Vehicle with a Schedule I or II Controlled Substance, Class C Misdemeanor Attorney Blankenship was able to show the State that the Defendant had sought out treatment and counseling and that his criminal history was fairly minimal which should allow him to receive a second chance and not be punished with a felony conviction. Client pled guilty to a Class C misdemeanor and only had to do 90 days of probation.
State of Indiana v. O.C.
LaPorte County Indiana Charges: 1) Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Level 4 Felony State was unable to show possession by the client, O.C., and was forced to file a motion to dismiss. All charges were dismissed.
State of Indiana v. S.K.
Tipton County Indiana Charges: 1) Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated With a Prior Conviction, Level 6 Felony 2) Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor Client was facing his 3rd OWI conviction, a felony, and 2 1/2 years in prison. Client had refused to take the breath or blood test and was going to lose his license for at least one year. Attorney Blankenship was able to convince the State that his client didn't deserve a felony conviction and that he needed his license to keep his job and support his family. The State agreed to let the client plead to a Class C Misdemeanor OWI with only 6 months of probation and only a 60 days license suspension.
State of Indiana v. T.B.
LaPorte County Indiana Charges: 1) Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor 2) Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor Client was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and had a breath test of .10. This was the client's first ever arrest and Attorney Blankenship was able to convince the State to give him a second chance since he had no criminal history and had a relatively low breath test. The client was able to avoid any OWI conviction and pled to Reckless Driving with only 6 months of probation.
One Case was Dismissed & One Case was a Diversion
State of Indiana v. T.C.
LaPorte County Indiana & Porter County Indiana Charges (LaPorte County) 1) Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony 2) Possession of a Syringe, Level 6 Felony Charges (Porter County) 1) Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony 2) Possession of a Syringe, Level 6 Felony Client was arrested in LaPorte County for possession of methamphetamine and a syringe. After bonding out of jail, client was later arrested after police and CPS came to her house for a routine safety check. After finding a syringe that was suspected of being used to inject drugs, client was arrested in Porter County for Neglect of a Dependent and Possession of a Syringe. Attorney Blankenship was able to convince the LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office that she deserved a second chance since she had no criminal history and was addressing her drug addiction by going to counseling. She was given diversion for that case. In Porter County, the client was unfortunately in the company of another person that possessed drugs and paraphernalia in the client's residence. Attorney Blankenship was able to show the State that the syringe was not his client's and that since she had received counseling and was doing everything CPS was asking of her after her arrest, that she should not be prosecuted any further. The State dismissed all of the charges in Porter County.
State of Indiana v. T.R.
Porter County Indiana Charges: 1) Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Class A Misdemeanor 2) Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Class A Misdemeanor 3) Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor Defendant was charged with 3 counts of misdemeanors after being found in the presence of minors who had consumed illegal drugs. Attorney Blankenship was able to convince the State that just because his client was in the same location as others who had used drugs, didn't mean she had any involvement. There was no evidence that the client had done anything to encourage or assist the minors in using the drugs. The State dismissed all charges.