Top Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

Chambers Law Office, LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Indianapolis, IN

Free Consultation

317-296-8876

Being Arrested And Charged With A Crime Is Serious. As A Former Deputy Prosecutor, Indianapolis Criminal Attorney Julie Chambers Understands The Criminal Justice System. Call Today!

Brooke Russell, Attorney at Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Indianapolis, IN

Free Consultation

317-296-6430

Former Deputy Prosecutor and Former Deputy Public Defender
Vigorously Defending Their Clients Rights

Brooke Russell has been involved in criminal law for their entire legal career.  Before entering private practice, Brooke worked as a deputy prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. Now, she is taking their knowledge and skills and applying them to rigorously defend their clients in all areas of criminal law.  Her experience has helped her …

Banks & Brower LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Indianapolis, IN

Free Consultation

317-325-8224

Former Prosecutors Now Defending Your Criminal Defense Needs and Experienced in Expungements. Contact Us 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 …

Todd L. Sallee, Attorney at Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Indianapolis, IN

Free Consultation

317-220-6007

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

If you are convicted of a crime in Indiana, it does not matter if you plead gulty or a jury finds you guilty, you could be subject to penalties, fines, imprisonment, probation and community service. Your record will be tarnished and defending your criminal case in the strongest possible way is critical to your future and freedom. The outcome of any criminal case depends …

Keffer Barnhart LLP

Criminal Defense Attorney | Indianapolis, IN

Free Consultation

317-296-3008

Find Out About Our Experienced Former Felony Prosecutors And our MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE On Expungements. Call For A FREE Consultation.

Are you facing drunk driving or criminal charges? It is important to retain a law firm that is experienced and dedicated to the outcome of your case. Keffer Barnhart LLP is a leading law firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana, offering unparalleled criminal defense, family law representation and civil litigation services. When you are facing any legal matter, things can …

Hayes Law Office

Criminal Defense Attorney | Indianapolis, IN

Free Consultation

Former Prosecuting Attorney-Criminal Defense for Expungements, OWI/DWI, Drug Charges, Traffic Violations, etc. Free Consultations.

Schulz Law Office

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Indianapolis, 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 | Serving Indianapolis, 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 …

Hall-Justice Law Firm

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Indianapolis, IN

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Your criminal defense needs in Indiana are important. Click here or call today for help.

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Indianapolis Criminal Defense Information

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, an Indianapolis 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.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

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

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Indianapolis, IN

Marion County Circuit Court

200 E Washington St.,Indianapolis,IN46204
Phone: (317) 327-4740

Marion County Superior Court - Civil Division

201 E Washington St.,Indianapolis,IN46204
Phone: (317) 327-4747

Marion County Superior Court - Criminal Division

202 E Washington St.,Indianapolis,IN46204
Phone: (317) 327-4747