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Hamilton County attorney drunken-driving charges include a felony

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A Barnes & Thornburg LLP attorney arrested July 7 on suspicion of drunken driving in Hamilton County faces two charges from the incident, including a Class D felony because of a prior conviction.

Marietto “Mario” V. Massillamany, 36, was pulled over on 96th Street in Hamilton County at around 7:30 a.m. by a Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy, who conducted an operating while intoxicated investigation. Massillamany was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

 The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges Thursday against Massillamany for OWI with a previous conviction, a Class D felony, and operating while intoxicated endangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor.

Massillamany, of Fishers, pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor OWI endangering a person in March 2010 while he was spokesman for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. A second charge of Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.15 or more was dismissed.

Massillamany’s driver’s license was suspended and he was ordered to complete probation and community service as part of his sentence.

He resigned from the prosecutor’s office after the arrest and was publicly reprimanded by the Indiana Supreme Court in May 2011. As part of his discipline, Massillamany executed a monitoring agreement with the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.

If convicted on the felony charge, Massillamany faces possible suspension by the Indiana Supreme Court.

Massillamany’s practice at Barnes & Thornburg focuses on legislative and procurement issues, as well as government regulation matters and public finance.

 

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  • It depends
    Steven, not all felonies are created equal. Crimi falsi? Crime of passion? Habitual traffic offender? Would matter what the underlying crime was .... now, if the faux pas is refusing to pledge allegiance to political correctness, that is a deal breaker, even worse than a felony. https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040062/Brown-ind-Bar-memo-Pet-cert
  • Felony Lawyer
    Can a lawyer operate in Indiana with a felony. I a new to the lawyer marketing field and thought this my make for a good blog article. My partner and I are considering launching our site with a focus on Indiana. Our site is www.duiexperts.net

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