The Rules of Criminal Procedures in Indiana

Posting bail on a pre-trial basis in Indiana is not as hard as it sounds. There are two reasons why we make this claim:

  1. There are a number of options if you’re looking for a reliable bail bond agency.
  2. The state law of Indiana has very specific and well-defined provisions to regulate criminal procedures.

Let’s take a look at some of these clauses. All information is taken from government sources.

Rule 2.1. Appearance

The first time a defendant appears for a criminal proceeding, the defense attorney needs to file an appearance form on their behalf. This form should contain the following information:

  1. The defendant’s name, contact number, email address, and address.
  2. The attorney’s name, contact details, and email address.

At the same time, it’s also important to know that a deputy prosecuting attorney doesn’t need to file a separate or temporary appearance for themselves.

Temporary appearance is only filed when the defense attorney is temporarily representing the defendant in court.

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Rule 2.3 Transfer of Cases

There are two different types of transfer of cases situations that the law of Indiana allows:

  1. Transfer of cases from city and town courts: If the defendant belongs to a county where a judge exists, the case can be transferred to the court of another county with the consent of the judge of the same circuit.

    Such transfers are applicable for all superior, county, or juvenile courts. For the transfer to take place, the defendant will also have to transfer evidence of all court pleadings and documents to the required county court.

    The cause of action will only be redocketed once the receiving court has all the original documents.

  2. Transfer of Probation Supervision between Counties after Sentencing: When the judge of your court is transferring the probation supervision to a court in another jurisdiction, they can also transfer the sanctioning authority for certain probation violations. This includes revocation of the same probation.

It’s also important to know that there will be some fees involved in the transfer. If the defendant happened to be an offender on probation and wants to get their case transferred to a court in another jurisdiction, they’ll have to pay $75. However, the receiving court may also waive the transfer fee, if the offender is indigent.

If you’ve got into a bit of legal trouble in Indiana, we’ve got you covered. Get in touch with DeLaughter Bail Bonds to post bail without emptying your pockets. We offer 24-hour bail bond services!

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