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;

battery;

Benton County Courts;

Blackford County Courts;

bond and pretrial release

Boone County Courts;

Brown County Courts;

burglary;

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;

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counterfeiting;

Crawford County Courts;

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criminal confinement;

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criminal mischief;

criminal recklessness;

criminal stalking;

criminal trespass;

Daviess County Courts;

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Decatur County Courts;

DeKalb County Courts;

Delaware County Courts;

dismissal of public intoxication or illegal possession charges

dealing;

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;

DUI;

DWI;

Elkhart County Courts;

entrapment;

evidentiary foundations;

expungement

failure to pay taxes;

false statements of age;

the definition of family or household member;

feticide;

Fountain County Courts;

forfeiture;

forgery;

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;

intimidation; 

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;

murder;

neglect of a dependent;

Newton County Courts;

Noble County Courts;

Ohio County Courts;

operating a vehicle while intoxicated;

Orange County Courts;

OVWI;

Owen County Courts;

OWI;

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;

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

prostitution;

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;

robbery;

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;

theft;

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 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.

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!!!

Mr. Cardella is a great criminal attorney! Used his services for not only the criminal case but the expungement as well. Nothing but excellent service through the whole process!

Attorney Cardella is simply Excellent with his practice, professionalism, as well as expertise. I thank him most sincerely for All that he accomplished for my family.

I was very fortunate to have had one of my family members being represented by Mr. Cardella. As soon as I made the phone call, he took the case right away, represented the case, took charge and guided us step by step, not waisting one minute. He responded to calls or emails very fast, in a very professional and knowledgable manner. I had full trust in him from the realizing that he had great expertise as a defense attorney. All along he was also supportive and no question was left unanswered. Due to his prompt interventions and guidance the court has not pursued the case. I”ll be forever grateful and I would not hesitate to highly recommend him to friends or family in need of legal services.

Jeff Cardella, LLC provided excellent, professional services as my criminal defense attorney in Indiana. Despite all daunting uncertainties as someone who had never needed legal services, much less criminal legal services before, he helped me feel informed and prepared every step of the way ensuring best possible outcome.

I can’t describe how grateful I was to find Mr. Jeff on the internet, on the evening that my charges were filed. I called him at 5:30pm and he immediately accepted my case. He took the time to communicate and overview my challenges for the case in the same evening. Because of his swift investigation and gather of evidence, the courts are not pursuing my charges. Every case is different, but I’m humbly grateful and will retain him as my lawyer forever. Great job sir! Thanks so much for your hard work and speedy results.

Jeff Cardella is a very good criminal defense attorney. He’s a straight shooter who is honest and diligent.

I will never forget the situation that I was going through. I didn’t realize it at the time but do now, that a good attorney will listen first and tell you the truth about your situation and how he’s going to resolve your situation.

One last thing about Jeff Cardella. He is very good communicator, you will be communicated with on a consistent basis. I thank you Jeff for representing me and making me feel like I mattered. I have my life back and I feel blessed that you represented me.

Jeff Cardella is a very good criminal defense attorney. He’s a straight shooter who is honest and diligent.

I will never forget the situation that I was going through. I didn’t realize it at the time but do now, that a good attorney will listen first and tell you the truth about your situation and how he’s going to resolve your situation.

One last thing about Jeff Cardella. He is very good communicator, you will be communicated with on a consistent basis. I thank you Jeff for representing me and making me feel like I mattered. I have my life back and I feel blessed that you represented me.

I can’t describe how grateful I was to find Mr. Jeff on the internet, on the evening that my charges were filed. I called him at 5:30pm and he immediately accepted my case. He took the time to communicate and overview my challenges for the case in the same evening. Because of his swift investigation and gather of evidence, the courts are not pursuing my charges. Every case is different, but I’m humbly grateful and will retain him as my lawyer forever. Great job sir! Thanks so much for your hard work and speedy results.

Jeff Cardella, LLC provided excellent, professional services as my criminal defense attorney in Indiana. Despite all daunting uncertainties as someone who had never needed legal services, much less criminal legal services before, he helped me feel informed and prepared every step of the way ensuring best possible outcome.

I was very fortunate to have had one of my family members being represented by Mr. Cardella. As soon as I made the phone call, he took the case right away, represented the case, took charge and guided us step by step, not waisting one minute. He responded to calls or emails very fast, in a very professional and knowledgable manner. I had full trust in him from the realizing that he had great expertise as a defense attorney. All along he was also supportive and no question was left unanswered. Due to his prompt interventions and guidance the court has not pursued the case. I”ll be forever grateful and I would not hesitate to highly recommend him to friends or family in need of legal services.

Attorney Cardella is simply Excellent with his practice, professionalism, as well as expertise. I thank him most sincerely for All that he accomplished for my family.

Mr. Cardella is a great criminal attorney! Used his services for not only the criminal case but the expungement as well. Nothing but excellent service through the whole process!

Jeff is extremely kind and easy to work with. Excellent at explaining how things work, answering questions, and helping through the expungement process. Would highly recommend!

Mr. Cardella was EXCELLENT with his professional and honest attitude and approach with my case in Hendricks county. I am so grateful for Mr. Cardella getting my case dismissed so I can move forward with life.

Friendly, explains things clearly, plus very quick to help and respond. I was impressed with his service and would use again.

Jeff is extremely kind and easy to work with. Excellent at explaining how things work, answering questions, and helping through the expungement process. Would highly recommend!

Mr. Cardella was EXCELLENT with his professional and honest attitude and approach with my case in Hendricks county. I am so grateful for Mr. Cardella getting my case dismissed so I can move forward with life.

Friendly, explains things clearly, plus very quick to help and respond. I was impressed with his service and would use again.

Fantastic lawyer. Does what he promises to do. Would highly recommend you try him if you ever get into a situation. You will not be disappointed.

Excellent criminal Defense attorney

If you need a criminal defense attorney in Hamilton County I would suggest Jeff car delliac.He is an excellent criminal defense attorney he responded to every telephone call text and email I sent him almost immediately never had a lawyer do that before. I would definitely recommend him fot criminal defense! I was very well satisfied with the Judgment he got me.