Hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers have a License to Carry Handgun, commonly known as a “permit” issued by the Indiana State Police. With application and the complexities of the law, there are many reasons an application may be denied and appealed. In many cases, a denial—properly addressed—can be remedied on appeal. This blog explores common reasons for denial and how an attorney may assist you in the process. The first is a misstatement on the Application. Law and life are complex and uncertain. A material misstatement of fact may come from failing to recollect a criminal history. The Indiana State Police, ...
February 20, 2017Adam Hayes
Indiana has a long connection with personally owned firearms and the industry, such that Indiana is the only state with a lifetime License to Carry a Handgun and Crane Naval Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana being a focal point for military weapons system development. It is not surprising so many Hoosiers have a License to Carry Handgun issued by the Indiana State Police, running into the hundreds of thousands. Under Indiana law, to be issued a License to Carry a Handgun, a key is the person must be considered a “proper person.” The Indiana State Police (Firearms Division) is responsible for ...
April 15, 2014CD
Is it true a custodial parent can be ordered to pay the non-custodial parent child support? At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. we field a wide array of child support questions. These range from advising clients about collecting large child support arrearages to what to do with erratic income as a parent-payor. Most of these issues are ones the general legal consumer will never encounter, and which are frankly, not that interesting and downright boring. There are exceptions. One is “negative” child support. This is where the custodial parent (the parent who has the children the majority of time) might have to pay ...
June 21, 2011CD
In many factual circumstances, the answer is “yes.” Indiana Senate Bill 506 appears to change Indiana law on where a License is required to carry a handgun; or minimally clarify ambiguous places where carry was hard to determine if lawful without a License in the past. One of the many gun shows that occur virtually every weekend in Indiana provides an apparent example of how this new law might be applied. For instance, assuming a patron lawfully transports a handgun to the gun show to sell, under the current state of the law (before SB 506 becomes actual law later in ...
May 17, 2011CD
No. These are very different concepts. In Indiana, a License allows a person to carry a handgun or handguns anywhere he or she is lawfully allowed to within the State. The License is indexed to the person: namely, is he or she a “proper person” of “good character and reputation” with a “proper reason” for a License. If so, upon proper application, the Superintendent of the Indiana State Police shall issue the person a License to Carry a Handgun. No handgun registration is required under Indiana law. For this reason, a Licensee may carry any handgun he or ...
May 17, 2011CD