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James A Hanson

James A Hanson

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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.

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 Experience
General Counsel
All Green Corporation
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Hanson Legal Solutions
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Deputy Public Defender
Allen County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
Jay County Public Defender
Registered Family Law Mediator
Indiana Supreme Court
Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 28435-02
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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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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
Legal Answers
Q. If i shot a dog for eating chickens,someone said the bullet hit his house am i guilty criminal wrecklessness with DW
A: It is always important to remember that sites like this are best used for more general legal questions. You don't want to share too many facts that could be used as admissions if charges are later filed.

Your situation involves more than one analysis.

One is whether you were justified in shooting the dog. That would be along the lines of Defense of Property or Defense of Others as you have observed already.

Another involves whether the manner in which you shot the dog was reckless or not. How many shots fired, and what precautions taken to not hit property or people, etc. These are things you need to discuss privately with an attorney.

It is always best to consult with an attorney before making any voluntary statement to police. ... Read More
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. ... Read More
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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)