Saturday, March 22, 2008

Indiana Child Support and Criminal Law

Thanks to The Florida Divorce Law Blog for the news about this case from South Bend. Yes, I had to go to Florida to find out about this - such is the Internet.

Man $120,000 behind in child support gets 9-year sentence in South Bend:

A 34-year-old South Bend man was sentenced to serve nine years in prison for not paying child support.

Charles Gillam also was ordered by a St. Joseph Circuit Court magistrate to be placed on probation for 15 years upon his release from prison.

He was more than $120,000 in arrears as of Jan. 31, according to a news release from the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office.

Gillam pleaded guilty in 2007 to three counts of non-support of a dependent child, a Class C felony.

This case makes the usual defense of not getting any child support while incarcerated very hard to make.

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