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IN Pets in Restraining Orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: IN

By | Indiana, Policy

INDIANA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This Indiana law allows a…

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: IN

By | Indiana, Policy

INDIANA is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must consent. Illegal recording, a recording with criminal or tortious intent is a felony and can result in civil damages. VIDEO SURVEILLANCE As per the Upcounsel website1, Video surveillance laws differ greatly from state to state. There’s a total lack of federal…

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Address Confidentiality Laws: IN

By | Indiana, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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