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Q: I think this is a good police question. I just don’t understand why some people caught speeding just get a warning ticket, and others get a paying one. If someone is speeding, shouldn’t it just be a ticket for everyone, end of story?

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Q: I recently read on Facebook that you can dial 112 on your cell phone and you get emergency help right away that shows your name, phone number, address and exact location of where you are at! I find this hard to believe as it is not advertised anywhere else. Is this really true or just Fac…

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Q: My grandfather recently had passed away and my wife and I went through his basement and attic. During our search we found a very large amount of .22 shells and two .22 handguns that are very old and look dangerous. Where and how can I get rid of them?

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Q: We live in an apartment complex here in Michigan City and one of the tenants has a daughter that is 12 years old and she is not attending any school. She tells my children it’s because she just doesn’t want to! Now of course my kids want to stay home! Can her parents just allow this?

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Q: All summer I have been constantly harassed by some jerks from school. I am only 17 and not old enough to get a handgun permit, so is it legal to carry a fake/toy gun that looks real? Can I get arrested?

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Q: I am so upset because I recently just found out from my friends that a guy I went to school with last year has been taking pictures of me with his cell phone over the last few weeks without my permission. There were several photos of me at the parade and fireworks and one at the beach. No…

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Q: I own a small farm in La Porte and since school is out some kids have been coming on my property messing around in my barn. Am I legally allowed to shoot at them with a BB gun just to scare them?

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Q: I got a “what if?” kind of question. My friends and I want to make a cool video that may or may not involve a little mischief and sort of stealing some stuff. We would eventually return everything, but my question is, if I am just involved in the filming and production of the video, can I…

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Q: The staff at Firestone came up with a very good question. They had a customer who wanted a steering wheel knob put on their car and they were worried about installing it and wanted to know if it was legal in Indiana, and of course, they were trying to "stump" Mr. Ask a Cop!

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Q: My buddies and I go pheasant hunting on private property which is a total blast! The question is, we tend to have a few beers in the process. Because of this and the fact that they are not very good shots, I was wondering for safety reasons if it is legal for a citizen to buy and wear a b…

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Q: My boyfriend got into a small bar fight about a month ago. This really was not his fault and he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Well apparently, they decided to issue a warrant for his arrest. He is currently supporting me and my 2-year-old son and of course does…

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Q: I sure hope you can help as I might have really screwed up. I recently met a girl online through Craigslist, and I really like her. After our first date I found out she really is a “call girl.” We have had sex several times and now she wants more and more money from me every week after we…

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Q: I see all the time on CSI that they use psychics and DNA matches to assist in murder or kidnapping cases and this just seems way too easy. Does your department ever use psychics? I would think that this would really help?

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Q: My wife is handicapped. We are elderly. We were at Walmart trying to turn into a handicapped spot in the front when some jerk turned right in front of us, almost causing us to hit him. I had a few choice things to say as I “flipped him off!” My wife was scared and said if the police saw m…

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Q: My wife is a cheater! I recently have found out that she has been seeing her boss secretly behind my back for over a year. I am going to confront her and kick her out of the house this weekend, but my question is, can I file criminal charges of “adultery” on either one of them besides fil…

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Q: My friends and I hang out at a local bar in Michigan City and we got into a huge discussion about why they don’t run a “Happy Hour” and reduce the cost of the drinks. The owner said that he surly would, but it was against the law. My friends and I think that he is just being cheap! Who is right?

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Q:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color My job has a new drug policy for our drivers they just started this year of random drug screening. Occasionally I smoke marijuana and take my m…

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Q: I filed a police report for theft against my ex-boyfriend who took property from my apartment. The officer stated that he filed the case with the Prosecutor, but how long does it take for him to be arrested? Is it just up to the Prosecutor?

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Q: I got troubles! My husband is now retired, and he is hoarding things in our yard, home and garage! He “patrols” alleys and garbage dumpsters and just about everything he finds comes home with him. Is there any way that I can get him to stop and remove this stuff?

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Q: Our sons who are 11 and 13 years old have finally talked us into getting them paint ball guns for Christmas. Are they old enough to shoot at each other and also targets as long as they are wearing protective gear and in our backyard with parental supervision?

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Q: OK. It’s time for a confession. I got involved with one of those free dating sites and ended up meeting this guy online. We eventually went out on a date, in which he turned out to be very strange. I was very polite and after dinner made an excuse and left. Since then he continually sends…

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Q: I own an upscale hair salon here in Michigan City and I would love to provide wine to my customers during their appointments. How would I go about doing this? Can the police chief just give us permission?

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Q: I am just fit to be tied! I was in a car accident where I ended up with a minor injury. At the scene the woman that hit me was being very deceptive “not remembering” her insurance company and was unable to provide proof she had insurance to the police officer. Why didn’t she receive a tic…

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Q: Is there a city ordinance or a law about conceal carrying a handgun in Washington Park? I looked on the city website, park website and Indiana laws on the internet and found none. I also do not see any signage at the park itself.

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Q: Meijer had beer on sale and I went there to stock up. I grabbed five cases and headed to the checkout (don’t judge me). The clerk told me there was a limit of three cases I could buy because this was the law. I have never heard of this before. Is this really a law in Indiana?

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Q: I have been driving for over 10 years and regrettably I just got my first speeding ticket and I truly am guilty! My question is, do the police automatically turn this into my insurance company? I want to pay it right away, but I don’t want my husband to find out or our rates to go up.

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Q: I am so excited as I finally was able to purchase an old military jeep from a private auction. I have all of the ownership papers releasing it from the Army, but now how do I go about getting an antique license plate for it?

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Q: I was pulled over by a police officer and asked if I would consent to have my car searched. I did not have anything to hide so I did give him permission, but what does “consent to search” really mean? Could I have just said, “No?”

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Q: Could you please help me and look up the name of Doris G. Wilson who was born on Nov. 17 of 1987. I just want to ensure that she is who she says she is. I met her online several months ago and we became great friends and we correspond just about every day and really have a special connect…

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Q: I lived in Kentucky and I couldn’t afford insurance on my car, and I got into a couple of accidents. The State of Indiana won’t give me a driver’s license because I have not paid the accidents off in Kentucky. I am a single mother working full time, so I need to get back and forth to work…

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Q: I need help. I was driving down U.S. 20 and all of a sudden, my leg had a cramp on the gas pedal. The officer did not seem to understand my reasoning and gave me a ticket for speeding. Is there a way you can help or can I get a doctor’s excuse?

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Q. I am 16 years old and not happy at home. My buddy is moving to Florida and said I can go along with him. Is this considered running away? Can I get into legal trouble doing this?

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Q: I got arrested, I don’t get it, and no one can answer my question. I am 17 years old and last week I was cut off by a woman in a SUV. I admit I was mad so I began to follow her. She would not pull over so I continued until we ended up in Walmart’s parking lot. The police pulled up at the …

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Q: I need some advice and hope you can help. A male co-worker and acquaintance from work (we once dated for a short time) thinks it’s funny when he passes by me to touch or poke my breasts and make a “honking” noise. At first, we laughed it off as a joke and now I am getting very uncomfortab…

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Q. Let’s say you are at the Lighthouse Place and you try to steal something by hiding it in your pants, but the clerk that works there sees you, so you remove the item and put it back and leave. Can someone still get in trouble for this even though they did not get anything? (Asking for a friend.)

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Q: Is it true that any time a police officer shoots his gun his objective is to kill? Don’t you ever try to just merely wound someone by shooting them in the arm or something?

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Q. I took my family Christmas shopping in downtown Chicago and I think I accidently ran a red light. The traffic was so backed up and I was distracted where I got caught too far into the intersection and I saw the camera “flash.” What should or can I do? I really don’t want a ticket.

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Q: I screwed up and received a speeding ticket in which I am guilty. I really don’t have the money and I don’t want my insurance to go up. I was told by a buddy of mine that if you fight it and go to court and the police officer does not show up for court that the case is thrown out and you …

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Q: I am a member of the Indiana State Police Benevolent Association, and donated to the Sherriff’s Association and the F.O.P. Will the stickers they gave me affect whether I get a ticket or not?

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Q: My husband is a cheater! I have found out that he has been seeing another woman behind my back for more than a year. Can I file criminal charges of “adultery” besides filing for divorce?

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Q: My neighbor is a “little creepy” and has a drone he flies all over the place. It really didn’t bother me until last week when I saw it right outside my bedroom window. Now this freaks me out that he is using it to watch me! What can I do about this?