LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL LEGAL SERVICES

Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Infractions

 

DUI / OWI / DWI

Drunk driving or driving under the influence of a drug can result in large fines, the loss of your license, and even significant jail time.
There may be holes in the prosecution's case such as faulty breath tests, unconstitutional searches and more.

DOMESTIC BATTERY & INVASION OF PRIVACY

Domestic violence crimes can be immediately damaging to your life. The crimes associated often include orders of protection which can even make you homeless. It is imperative to get an experienced attorney on your case immediately.

ALCOHOL & DRUG RELATED OFFENSES

Alcohol and drug related convictions can be detrimental to your career. If you have been charged with possession or dealing drugs, or public intoxication or other related offenses, an attorney can mean the difference between jail time, probation, or even dismissal of your case.

JUVENILE CRIMES

If your minor has been charged with a crime, how it is handled can set the scene for their future. Whether it is underage drinking, theft, battery, or something else, choose an attorney you can trust. We know we can help.

CRIMES OF VIOLENCE

Because crimes of violence usually involve an alleged victim, the proper handling of the criminal case is important for your future. Violent crime convictions can limit you in other areas of your life, such as employment and family law matters.

VEHICLE RELATED CRIMES

Whether it is a simple infraction, or something more serious, we are here to help you navigate the best options for any crime related to a vehicle.
When possible, we will pursue options that provide the least amount of impact on your driving privileges.

CRIMES INVOLVING PROPERTY

Conversion, just another legal word for taking someone else's property, can sometimes be difficult to understand. Let us help you. We also cover crimes of theft, robbery, and burglary.

GUN POSSESSION

If you have been charged with Possession of a Handgun without a License, it can affect your ability to ever carry a handgun in the future. Questions of constructive possession can often arise. Before you move forward with your case, be sure to hire an attorney.

PROBATION VIOLATIONS

If you have been placed on probation, but have violated the terms of that agreement, an attorney can help negotiate the best outcome for you. The reality is that violations can mean an executed sentence in jail. A strong defense may mean you can remain on probation and stay out of jail.

HABITUAL TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

If you have a bad habit of picking up moving violations, you may be on the road to being determined a habitual traffic violator. This could mean license suspension up to a period of "life-time." If you have already been determined a Habitual Violator and you are facing further violations, you may be looking at a felony.

CDL INFRACTIONS

When you have a Commercial Drivers License your exposure with moving infractions or even non-moving infractions can mean more than just a fine. You could lose your CDL designation or even your job. Let us help you navigate the waters of CDL Infractions.

CITY ORDINANCE / CODE VIOLATIONS

Many times you may not know you are in violation until you have been ordered to court for a hearing for that violation. We have worked with City Ordinances and understand the nuances behind the process.

FAMILY LAW SERVICES

 

DIVORCE

Divorce can be a long and unpleasant process. We are here to help you during this emotional and sometimes exhausting time. Our goal is to help you get through the process as smoothly as possible and provide an outcome that is best for your family.

CHILD CUSTODY / VISITATION

Children are such a vital part of our lives. As a parent, you have much at stake when it comes to time with your children and who has rights to that time. 
We have an advanced understanding of the Indiana Guidelines.

CHILD SUPPORT

How much is enough?
How much is too much?
How is the amount determined?
When and how do I get my child support changed?
We can help with this and more.

PATERNITY

Proving or contesting the paternity of an individual is a permanent way to establish or abolish a legal relationship between a father and a child. These actions have lasting consequences for all parties involved which makes the presence and representation of an attorney important.

STEP-PARENT ADOPTION

Our attorney has a personal connection to the importance of step-parent adoption and therefore is committed to providing strong representation in these cases.

PRE & POST-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

These types of civil agreements can make life a little less stressful down the road. A strong pre or post-nuptial agreement can be an important part of a relationship.

 

ESTATE PLANNING SERVICES

WILL DRAFTING

Drunk driving or driving under the influence of a drug can result in large fines, the loss of your license, and even significant jail time.
There may be holes in the prosecution's case such as faulty breath tests, unconstitutional searches and more.

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

Often called Living Wills, Advance Directives are important for everyone. These documents define what your wishes are, or what they are not, regarding life-saving methods should you become incapacitated.

GUARDIANSHIP

Guardianship can present multiple complex legal issues. Our firm will help you properly navigate the waters in this sensitive area for appointment of guardians, fighting guardianship appointment when it is unnecessary and unwarranted, and being sure if you are a guardian that you remain in compliance.

OTHER LEGAL SERVICES

EXPUNGEMENT / SEALING CONVICTIONS

Decisions made in the past can have adverse effects on your future. If you have previous convictions that you are ready to put behind you, contact us to see if you may be eligible for expungement.
Crimes that cannot be expunged:
1. Murder/Homicide
2. Violent Crimes
3. Sex Crimes
4. Human Trafficking
5. Official Misconduct

PROTECTIVE ORDERS

There are plenty of misconceptions about protective orders. When can you get one?

Against who can you get one?

How do you get one?

How do you fight one that has been filed against you?

What is the difference between a No Contact Order and an Ex Parte Order?

We are here to answer those questions.

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