How Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Often Save Clients Significant Money in Bond Fees or Bail Costs

If you or a loved one have been charged with a serious crime and are in jail, likely your first objective will be to get out of jail as quickly as possible.  Instead of calling an attorney, often the first call is made to a bail bondsman, who will explain how much cash and/or collateral

Should I Accept the Prosecution’s Guilty Plea Offer to My Misdemeanor Charge?

Suppose you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, such as possessing a small amount of marijuana or shoplifting.  The maximum punishment may be six months to a year in jail, and a fine that could be as high as $5,000. You know that your case doesn’t look good – there is plenty of evidence supporting your

Who Files a Criminal Charge in Indiana?

The victims of criminal acts, such as domestic battery, sometimes threaten their abuser with filing criminal charges.  This is not possible in Indiana.  Instead, a victim only has the power to file a police report; thereafter, it is up to the prosecutor’s office as to whether criminal charges can be filed. Victims Cannot Get a

Why is it Important to Retain an Attorney Early in Your Case?

In many cases, those charged with a crime postpone retaining an attorney.  Sometimes, it is because they are not sure which attorney to hire, but in many other cases, it is because they believe that waiting will allow them to save money, or that an attorney is really not needed until right before trial.  This

My Child Got Arrested – What Can I Do?

With decades of experience, our firm can help.  Call us immediately – there is no charge for this call, and we can discuss bail and how we can help. If your child is in custody, our first objective will be to get bail reduced or eliminated (see this video that explains the bail process, and

Can I seal old convictions so my employer can’t see them? If so, can I thereafter legally say I have never been convicted of a crime?

Thanks to recent changes in the law, the answer to both of these questions is yes for all but sex on violent offenses. Conditions for Expungement / Sealing of Criminal Records At least one (1) year after an arrest for which there was no conviction, a petition may be filed to expunge the arrest record.

Requirements for Indiana Specialized Driving Permits

Specialized Driving Permits replaced Hardship Driving Licenses on January 01, 2015. How do I get a permit to drive to and from work when my driving license is suspended? Can even a Habitual Traffic Violator (HTV) get a Specialized Driving Permit to drive to and from work? Most people with suspended driving licenses, including Habitual

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