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James A Hanson

James A Hanson

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  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Divorce ...
  • Indiana
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Jim Hanson has a diverse background that provides him with context to find solutions to complex challenges.
Jim has significant experience with Criminal Law and Family Law as well as both legal and practical experience with Business Law, Real Estate, Probate and General Civil Litigation.
Jim served as a Korean linguist with the United States Army. This experience allows Jim to more easily navigate cultural and language barriers when resolving legal issues.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 28435-02
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The Missouri Bar
ID Number: inactive
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Professional Experience
General Counsel
All Green Corporation
- Current
Hanson Legal Solutions
- Current
Deputy Public Defender
Allen County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
Jay County Public Defender
Taylor University
MBA (2011) | Business Adminisration
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University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (2004) | Law
Activities: Moot Court Team; Christian Legal Society; Research Assistant; Missouri Law Review (Layout & Design Editor)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 28435-02
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Registered Family Law Mediator
Indiana Supreme Court
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Legal Answers
45 Questions Answered
Q. I would like to get my felony record expunged. It's from 20 years ago in AR. It was a class b and 2 class c.
A: You will need to find an Arkansas attorney to advise you on how (and if) you can expunge your criminal record in that state. Criminal convictions are specific to the state where they are entered. Expungements are, likewise, specific to the state of the convictions.
Q. Indiana on the affidavit for arrest if the police say they advised us of our Miranda rights , but never did.
A: Whether or not you were read your Miranda rights is a question of fact that your attorney needs to review during discovery in your case. Likewise, whether or not you made a statement is a question of fact that should be explored. The vast majority of warrants are "knock and announce" warrants. The exception to the rule are "no knock" warrants. I'm not sure why you are so preoccupied on a warrant being "knock and announce." You really need to go through your discovery documents with your attorney to see what the State has to back up their claims. That will answer your questions more thoroughly or, on the other hand, show you how to effectively argue a motion to suppress or dismiss.
Q. Why do Attorneys on this "FREE LEGAL HELP FORUM " website tell us "Not to talk about the details "
A: This is a public forum, so there is no attorney-client privilege to anything posted here. Additionally, if you are a friend or family member sharing details about another person's case, you are also providing information publicly that the prosecution can use in their investigation and trial preparation. Even dealing with procedural issues usually includes facts and circumstances specific to the case, so it is always problematic to share too much on a public website. You would probably be surprised at how many convictions happen because someone posted a video or an incriminating statement about the crime on a social media platform. Prosecutors aren't stupid. If you hand them the rope, they will hang you with it. Especially if you are dealing with Elkhart County, you need to consult privately with an attorney that takes cases in Elkhart County to get the answers you are looking for. Several South Bend attorneys regularly appear in Elkhart County. My office is in Angola, but I'm also a public defender in Lagrange County. I've been known to take a case in Elkhart County once in a while. I would recommend finding an attorney you feel you can trust and then have this conversation privately with the attorney.
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Hanson Legal Solutions
110 West Berry Street
Suite 1907
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Telephone: (260) 800-2323
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)