My firm’s primary focus is on criminal defense law. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, for a felony or misdemeanor, please call for a free consultation. I have practiced criminal defense my entire career, teach criminal law at the IU School of Law, have personally handled thousands of cases, and am a top rated criminal defense attorney. Additional information about criminal law is available on the home page and the in the news page.

Click on any of the following links for basic educational information about:

Adams County Courts;

Allen County Courts;

affirmative defenses;

aggravated battery; 

alternate misdemeanor sentencing;

assisting suicide;

the basics of search and seizure;

Bartholomew County Courts;


Benton County Courts;

Blackford County Courts;

bond and pretrial release

Boone County Courts;

Brown County Courts;


Carroll County Courts;

Cass County Courts;

causing suicide;

chain of custody;

check deception;

check fraud;  

Clark County Courts;

civil rights and constitutional violations

Clay County Courts;

Clinton County Courts;

concurrent and consecutive sentencing;

convictions by circumstantial evidence;

constitutional violations


Crawford County Courts;

credit time;

credit time calculator

criminal defense attorney;

criminal confinement;

criminal justice attorney;

criminal mischief;

criminal recklessness;

criminal stalking;

criminal trespass;

Daviess County Courts;

Dearborn County Courts;

Decatur County Courts;

DeKalb County Courts;

Delaware County Courts;

dismissal of public intoxication or illegal possession charges


dealing by a practitioner

dealing in a controlled substance

dealing in a synthetic drug or synthetic drug lookalike substance; 

dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug;

dealing in marijuana, hash oil, hashish, or salvia;

dealing in methamphetamine

disorderly conduct;

domestic battery;

drug cases;

drunk driving;   

Dubois County Courts;



Elkhart County Courts;


evidentiary foundations;


failure to pay taxes;

false statements of age;

the definition of family or household member;


Fountain County Courts;



fraud on a financial institution;

furnishing false evidence of identification

the good faith exception;

Greene County Courts;

Hamilton County Courts;

Hancock County Courts;

hardship licenses;

Hendricks County Courts;

the immediately apparent doctrine;

the Indiana Constitution;

Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney;

the inevitable discovery doctrine;

involuntary manslaughter;

insurance fraud;


invasion of privacy;

Jackson County Courts;

Johnson County Courts;

Knox County Courts;

lab reports;

Lawrence County Courts;

making an unlawful proposition;

manufacturing methamphetamine

Marion County Courts;

Martin County Courts;

maximum and minimum sentence length for misdemeanors and felonies under Indiana law;

medicaid fraud;

minor in possession of alcohol;

maintaining a common nuisance;

Miranda rights;

the misdemeanor arrest rule;

Monroe County Courts;

Montgomery County Courts;

Morgan County Courts;


neglect of a dependent;

Newton County Courts;

Noble County Courts;

Ohio County Courts;

operating a vehicle while intoxicated;

Orange County Courts;


Owen County Courts;


Parke County Courts;

patronizing a prostitute;

Perry County Courts;

Pike County Courts;

Pirtle rights;

Porter County Courts;

Posy County Courts;

Putnam County Courts;

pro bono criminal lawyers in Indianapolis;

pointing a firearm at another person;


possession of cocaine;

possession of a controlled substance;

possession of a fake ID;

unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer

unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon;

possession of a handgun without a license;

possession of a handgun with obliterated marks;

possession of marijuana;

possession of methamphetamine;

obliterating identification marks on a handgun;

possession of paraphernalia

possession of a narcotic drug


public indecency;

public intoxication

public nudity

reckless homicide;

refusal suspensions;

residential entry;

resisting law enforcement;

restoration of the right to possess a firearm;

Rush County Courts;


sentencing aggravators and mitigators;

sexual battery;

Shelby County Courts;

solicitation of a prostitute;

specialized driving privileges;

Sullivan County Court;

suppression law;

suspended sentences;

Tippecanoe County Courts;


vehicle searches;

Vermillion County Courts;

Vigo County;

visiting a common nuisance;

voluntary manslaughter; or

Warren County Courts.

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Mr cardella, was by far the best attorney, I’ve ever had, or dealt with my entire life.the communication is 2nd to none. I’ve had many attorneys thru my life for various needs and this was by far the easiest process I’ve had. These days most attorneys you have to call several times and when u reach or see them they seem to not pay attention to you or what you want, Jeff is not like the rest. Definitely hire Jeff cardella!!!

I found Jeff to be an excellent attorney. He is very reasonable and level headed, empathetic but not a pushover. He always answered our questions directly. Hiring him was a great decision. Highly recommend and would use his services again.

Jeff Rocks
Jeff demonstrated a great moral and positive character while working on my nephew’s case. He communicated promptly with my family as the case progressed and was easily accessible. We appreciated his honesty regarding the different scenarios and possible outcomes of the case. We were honor to have him as our attorney. Please do not hesitate to retain him, he will work diligently on your family behalf. We respected the fact he does a lot of the leg work himself.

I was thoroughly impressed with the service at Jeff Cardella Law Offices. One of the things that distinguished Mr. Cardella from some of the other law practices that I called was the level of care and customer service that was attached to our conversation. I called expecting to speak to a receptionist and was connected directly to him. Mr. Cardella took a true consultative approach to make sure that my needs was addressed specifically to my situation. I highly recommend giving the Cardella office a call.

My experience with Mr. Jeff Cardella was a positive experience since our first consult. He was reassuring and very reliable. I would recommend his services to everyone!

Great experience, helped me beat an undeserved ticket and allowed me to focus my time on my studies instead of dealing with it all myself. Would recommend to anyone.