Recent Posts by Nicholas Otis

Conditions of Supervised Release

The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 replaced parole for federal crimes with supervised release. Parole of federal convicts was granted by an administrative agency after a convicted defendant began serving his sentence. An inmate granted parole was released from prison before the expiration of his term, but became subject to restrictions imposed by the agency…
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GPS and the Fourth Amendment

In United States v. Taylor, the Indianapolis police department attached, without a warrant, a GPS unit to a suspected drug dealer’s car. After gathering location data from the GPS they learned the car made several stops at a storage unit. Based on that information, they asked a Court to issue a search warrant for the…
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Are you really operating that car?

For years NLKJ lawyers have argued with Prosecutors about what “operating” a vehicle means. It seems like it should be an easy answer, but for many years our Indiana legislature did not clearly define the term. You may not be operating a vehicle if you’re in a parking spot and the car is turned off.…
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So just how drunk and annoying do you need to be to get arrested?

In 2012 the Indiana legislature amended the public intoxication statute. Since then a lot of ink has been spilled in Indiana Courts trying to interpret the legislature’s intent. The new statute reads in relevant part: It is a Class B misdemeanor for a person to be in a public place or a place of public…
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NLKJ Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Martin W. Kus and Mark A. Lienhoop were honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in the South Bend metropolitan area after an exhaustive peer-review assessment conducted by Best Lawyers. [one_half][caption id="attachment_3594" align="alignnone" width="192"] Martin W. Kus was recognized for bet-the-company litigation[/caption][/one_half][one_half_last][caption id="attachment_3596" align="alignnone" width="192"] Mark A. Lienhoop was recognized for insurance law.[/caption][/one_half_last] Only a single…
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NLKJ Partners Participate in “Talk to a Lawyer” Day

January 19, 2015 - On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones Attorneys, Nicholas Otis, Brad Adamsky, Anthony Novak, and Rebecca Berg, volunteered at the LaPorte County Public Library at “Talk to a Lawyer Day.” This event was coordinated through the LaPorte County Bar Association and the Volunteer Lawyer Network. During this…
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NLKJ Partners Named 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers

Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones wants to congratulate attorneys Martin W. Kus, Mark A. Lienhoop, David P. Jones, Kristina J. Jacobucci, and Nicholas T. Otis for being selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine. You can read the 2015 Indiana Super Lawyer magazine here. Attorneys are nominated by their…
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