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I was pulled over by Indiana Police on April 24 for a OVI.

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I had already crossed into...
I was pulled over by Indiana Police on April 24 for a OVI. I had already crossed into Ohio, the Indiana police called Ohio Police who then arrested me. I got a 30 day suspension for refusal to blow and then had a plea to a reckless opp. On May 25 I recieved a summons to appear in Indiana for the same OVI. Can this happen?
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Unfortunately, yes this can happen as you committed a crime in 2 different states. You were spotted and followed and/or pursued by the Indiana police in Indiana. However, since they followed you into Ohio you were also operating that way in Ohio and the Indiana police had no jurisdiction in Ohio other than to detain you and call the Ohio police who charged you with the violations you committed in Ohio. The Indiana police have a right to charge you with whatever violations you committed while in Indiana, even if the violation happens to be the same one as you committed in Ohio as they were committed at two separate times, although a continuation of the same incident.

You should engage an attorney in Indiana and they can usually argue that the Indiana charge should be reduced based on the fact that you have already plead to the charge in Ohio, but they will make you pay something on this charge, since you know Indiana doesn't want to get cheated out of its money.

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