If you have questions about a criminal case in Indiana, call me at 317-695-7700 for a free consultation. I have been a criminal defense attorney in Indiana for my entire legal career and have well over a decade of experience. I also teach criminal law at the IU School of Law.
As a criminal attorney, I have represented persons accused of a wide variety of crimes, ranging from murder to minor possession of alcohol. I have experience in all stages of criminal litigation, including jury trials, bench trials, suppression hearings, post-conviction relief proceedings, appellate law and oral argument, expungement and sealing of records under the Indiana Second Chance law, civil forfeiture, constitutional challenges under 42 USC 1983, hardship licenses and specialized driving permits, probation violations, and plea negotiations.
Over the course of my career, I have handled thousands of cases and been lead counsel in hundreds of trials.
I have represented members of the legal community, including an Indianapolis criminal defense attorney and two Marion County Sherriff’s deputies. As members of the legal community, these individuals spend a great deal of time in Court and have first hand experience with many different criminal lawyers. These individuals, who had familiarity with many different Indianapolis criminal attorneys, were aware of the high quality of legal representation that I provide and trusted me to serve as their criminal defense lawyer.
I challenged the Indiana vehicle forfeiture law in a Federal class action lawsuit, under the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution, and was successful in having the forfeiture statute declared unconstitutional, resulting in a Federal injunction prohibiting enforcement of the law. I also co-authored the the United States Supreme Court Indiana Criminal Defense Lawyer’s amicus curiae brief for the case of Timbs v. State of Indiana, involving a successful constitutional challenge under the Excessive Fines clause of the US Constitution. Also, my office has been recognized as one of the ten best law firms in the State of Indiana by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has recognized me as one of the top 10 criminal defense attorneys in the State of Indiana under the age of forty. You can find additional information about my career as an Indiana criminal defense attorney and cases that I have handled on my In the News page.
As a criminal defense attorney, I take a client centered approach to each case. When you call my office, you will speak with me directly. Absent an emergency, all client communication is replied to within 24 hours, including weekends. Additionally, absent an emergency, I will be the attorney with you for every court appearance. Some criminal defense law firms take an assembly line approach to handling criminal cases, where a client is passed around by receptionists, paralegals, and different attorneys at each court appearance. As a criminal attorney, I believe that this assembly line approach allows important information to fall through the cracks and that this business tactic is not in the client’s best interest. I treat each client the way I would want to be treated if I were in their shoes, interacting with and representing them directly. I realize that every one of my client’s is a unique person with specific goals, and not merely a file.
As a criminal defense attorney, I believe it is my job to help you get through a case as painlessly as possible – without passing judgment. I am aware that as humans, even the best of us occasionally make mistakes. I believe that anyone in our legal system who is accused of wrongdoing deserves to have a criminal defense attorney fighting for their best interests in court and protecting their Constitutional rights.
If you have questions about a criminal matter in Indiana, and want to speak to an Indiana criminal defense lawyer, call me for a free consultation at 317-695-7700. I have practiced criminal defense my entire career, teach criminal law at the IU School of Law, and have personally handled thousands of cases. I provide affordable criminal defense representation in the entire State of Indiana, including Indianapolis, Marion County, Hamilton County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Monroe County, Bloomington, Noblesville, Carmel, Fishers, Danville, and Plainfield.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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