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, and have personally handled thousands of cases. More information about my office is available on the home page and the in the news page.

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

affirmative defenses;

aggravated battery; 

alternate misdemeanor sentencing;

the basics of search and seizure;


bond and pretrial release


chain of custody;

check deception;

check fraud;  

civil rights and constitutional violations

concurrent and consecutive sentencing;

convictions by circumstantial evidence;

constitutional violations


credit time;

credit time calculator

criminal confinement;

criminal mischief;

criminal stalking;

criminal trespass;

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;   


evidentiary foundations;


failure to pay taxes;

false statements of age;

the definition of family or household member;



fraud on a financial institution;

furnishing false evidence of identification

hardship licenses;

the immediately apparent theory;

the Indiana Constitution;

the doctrine of inevitable discovery;

insurance fraud;


invasion of privacy;

lab reports;

manufacturing methamphetamine

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;

neglect of a dependent;

operating a vehicle while intoxicated;



Pirtle rights;

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

residential entry;

resisting law enforcement;

restoration of the right to possess a firearm;


sentencing aggravators and mitigators;

sexual battery;

specialized driving permits;

suppression law;

suspended sentences;

the good faith exception;


vehicle searches, or

visiting a common nuisance.

DISCLAIMER – The information contained on this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or as an offer to perform legal services on any subject matter. The content of this web site contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments or information. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or current. We make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information at this website or at any other website to which it is linked.  Recipients of content from this site should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in the site without seeking appropriate legal advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an one who is licensed in the recipient’s state. Nothing herein is intended to create a client relationship and shall not be construed as legal advice. This is not an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create a client relationship.