Top Bloomington Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

Law Offices Of Paul D. Baugh, PC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Bloomington, IN

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812-228-8129

Charged or need an expungement in Bloomington? Your choice of attorney can make a big difference. Call Experience. Call Baugh!

Banks & Brower LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Bloomington, IN

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317-325-8224

Do You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Indiana? Contact Former Prosecutors Today!

Banks & Brower, LLC is one of Indiana's premier law firms in all areas of criminal law, including expungements and sealing of criminal convictions. Adam Brower and Brad Banks both were former prosecutors handling cases from simple misdemeanors, to DUI's, to complex felonies, to sex crimes, to drug crimes, and to murder. When you or a loved are facing a serious …

Gilley, Dandurand & Summerfield Law Group LLP

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Bloomington, IN

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765-204-3966

Full Service Criminal Defense Firm Ready to Fight for Your Rights. Aggressive, Trusted, and Experienced Representation. Click or Call Today for Help.

Todd L. Sallee, Attorney at Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Bloomington, IN

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866-271-7976

If You Have Been or Are About To Be Charged with a Serious Crime, Contact Us Immediately! Don't Let Criminal Charges Ruin Your Life

Schulz Law Office

Criminal Defense Attorney | Bloomington, IN

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Retain a Criminal Defense Lawyer if You Have been Accused of a Crime or Driving Intoxicated

Roy Graham Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Bloomington, IN

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Your criminal defense needs are important. Click here or call today for help with Expungement, DUI, Drug Crimes, Sex Offenses.

Attorney Roy Graham is a solo practitioner, which means he is not hard to get in touch with as he answers his own calls. Working by himself provides him with complete independence to represent his clients. He started practicing law in Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana, in the fall of 1991.  His approach is very simple and is based on two principles: "How can I …

Danks & Danks

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Bloomington, IN

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Criminal Defense or Expungement Need in Southern Indiana? Let Danks Deal With It!

Bob Zoss Law Office, LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Bloomington, IN

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Patel Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Bloomington, IN

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A Former Deputy Prosecutor, Now on Your Side! Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorney if You have been Charged!

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Bloomington criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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