Bloomington Criminal Lawyers

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Michael Scarton
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
1114 North College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Mike moved to Bloomington, In in 2000 where he worked as an associate attorney for a small law firm handling personal injury, family law and criminal law cases. Mike was as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Monroe County for nearly 7 years, prior to joining Shean law in 2008. Now he uses his trial experience to serve his clients whether its negotiating with the insurance companies in a personal injury case or fighting for their rights in a criminal case.
Mary F Higdon
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(812) 961-8333 612 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47403
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Elder and Traffic Tickets
Guy H. Haskell
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
231 West Dodds Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Free ConsultationCriminal
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Another word for attorney is counselor. As your counselor, my task is to guide, inform, and advise you, to ensure that you are a full partner in resolving your legal issue or defense, and that all of your constitutional rights are protected.
Alphonso Manns
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(812) 336-8076 405 W. 6th Street, Suite I
PO Box 1914
Bloomington, IN 47402
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Social Security Disability
Carl Lamb
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(812) 332-1420 1101 West 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Paul W. Swain Jr.
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(812) 339-8978 P.O. Box 1564
Bloomington, IN 47402
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(812) 336-5957 3330 N Russell Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(812) 336-9963 301 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(812) 333-9900 205 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
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Bloomington, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(812) 336-8192 4334 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47401
Criminal and Personal Injury
Dakota VanLeeuwen
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(765) 201-4600 40 N Main St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal, Business and DUI
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Dakota VanLeeuwen is a Resident Attorney at The Nice Law Firm’s Martinsville office. Dakota is from Chicago, Illinois and came to the Hoosier state ten years ago. She is a double Indiana University alumni graduating from IU with high honors and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology and then graduating IU Maurer School of Law with distinction.

Dakota was a police officer at Indiana University Police Department for five and a half years based out of Bloomington Indiana. While in law school, she participated in Trial Advocacy and the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, clerked at Greene County...
James Roberts
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Nashville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(812) 988-6671 60 N Jefferson St
Nashville, IN 47448
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
I am a former Federal Prosecutor, State Prosecutor, and Chief Deputy Prosecutor.
I have had extensive jury trial experience with all levels of criminal cases, from speeding to murder, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney.
I have successfully litigated civil cases regarding contracts, personal injury and products liability.
I am semi retired and limit my practice to cases that are of interest to me.
I do not keep regular office hours. If you want my assistance on your case, call and we can talk. If I think I can help you we can make an appointment.
Rex Padgett
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(765) 201-4600 78 N Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I have served in the military for over 25 years, working alongside many great people; In my law practice I strive to work alongside my clients in resolving the issues they may face. I stand ready to litigate for my clients, work as a moderator if needed, and giving them someone they can trust.
Gabriel S. Britton
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(765) 349-9005 40 W. Washington Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, DUI and Divorce
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(765) 342-0147 59 N Jefferson St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
489 E Pike St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal, Collections and DUI
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(765) 342-1020 10 E Washington St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(765) 342-1050 10 E Washington St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal and DUI
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Nashville, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(812) 988-0314 12 S Jefferson St
Nashville, IN 47448
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
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Nashville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(812) 988-8890 38 Redbud Ln
Nashville, IN 47448
Criminal and DUI
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Spencer, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(812) 829-2221 10 S Main St
Spencer, IN 47460
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(765) 349-2830 62 E Morgan St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(765) 342-0147 59 N Jefferson St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
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Martinsville, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(765) 343-6260 62 East Morgan Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
Criminal
Bradley Keffer
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(317) 526-4969 230 East Ohio Street
Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatIndianapolis, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Bradley Keffer represents clients in a wide array of legal matters. While Bradley’s primary focus is criminal law and criminal-related litigation, he oversees a 100% litigation-focused practice. As a result, Bradley has represented clients in both complex litigation and high-profile matters in both State and Federal courts. Moreover, Bradley has represented clients who have been targets of investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFE), state and local law enforcement, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Grand Jury Division, the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State, the Office of the Indiana...
Valerie C. Horvath
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Indianapolis , IN Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(317) 964-6000 1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis , IN 46202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Horvath Law Firm was designed to put families first. When you hire Valerie Horvath get ready to be surprised when she returns your phone calls and emails promptly!

Horvath Law Firm focusses on criminal defense, immigration, and family law. Valerie has significant experience in domestic violence, abuse, narcissism and stalking.

Valerie was a judicial officer in both criminal and civil courts for 7 years. Before that, she was a deputy prosecuting attorney. Now as a defense attorney, Valerie has courtroom experience from every perspective.

Valerie speaks French and Spanish and has experience representing clients...
Ryan P. Dillon
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Franklin, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(317) 738-2525 199 N. Main St.
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal, Agricultural, DUI and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Ryan P. Dillon is a lifelong Hoosier and a resident of Johnson County since 2006. He grew up in rural Shelby County, where his family is actively involved in the agricultural community. He and his family currently reside in northern Johnson County. From an early age, Ryan has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America, earning the Eagle Scout Award in 2001. Ryan recently was recognized for twenty years of tenure in the organization, and currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster, a council volunteer, and the Vice President of the Firecrafter Alumni Association. Prior to attending law...
Brandon E Tate
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(317) 296-5294 156 E Market St
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Brandon Tate is a Managing Partner at Tate & Bowen LLP where he serves in a variety of practice areas with a focus on Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense, Complex Business Litigation, Labor/Employment, and Construction Litigation. He was selected to the Rising Star List by Super Lawyers for 2017. Brandon has been trained and is eligible to advocate in the best interests of children as a Guardian Ad Litem. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. During his time...
A. Kassi Rigney
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(317) 342-4739 303 N. Alabama St.
Ste. 310
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Prior to founding Rigney Law, Kassi was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for nearly 12 years, handling all types and levels of criminal offenses. Kassi’s primary focus was drug offenses, practicing in the Major Felony Drug Courts for 8 years. During this time, she trained both attorneys and police department personnel on the handling of drug crime cases and investigations, including the writing and lawful execution of narcotics and firearm-targeted search warrants. Kassi concluded her tenure at the MCPO handling civil litigation in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Division.
Tom F. Hirschauer III
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(317) 857-0160 230 East Ohio Street
Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatIndianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal and Divorce
Ave Maria School of Law
Tom F. Hirschauer III was born and raised in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area. Tom comes from a family of legal practitioners who have practices in the State of Indiana since 1943. Tom is a graduate of Carmel High School, Xavier University, and the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Tom began his legal career in Marion County (Indianapolis) at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office. As a deputy prosecutor, Tom worked on cases ranging from misdemeanors and low level felonies or major felony offenses.

In 2011, Tom was appointed to lead the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) within the Marion...
Matthew Abels
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(317) 454-8155 101 W. Ohio St. #2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
American University
Top notch criminal, traffic, forfeiture, expungement, lawyer with over 10 years experience. Former prosecutor who graduated top 1% of law school class. Call me 317-281-3512 for free consultation.
Jesse Sanchez
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Greenwood, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(317) 721-9858 Greenwood, IN 46142
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
My name is Jesse K. Sanchez. I am a trial lawyer, an advisor, and a protector for my clients. I am also a husband and a father.

A TRIAL LAWYER

I have been practicing law since May of 2007, in both criminal defense and civil litigation. In the criminal realm, I have represented clients at all phases of the criminal complaint process. From the initial hearing, to the bond review, to the suppression to the jury trial, I have succeeded in resolving hundreds of criminal cases before trial courts in Indiana.

In the civil realm, I have represented...
Sean Hessler
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(317) 886-8800 120 E Market St Ste 420
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3282
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Sean K. Hessler is an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer dedicated to protecting the rights of the criminally accused. As a former prosecutor, he understands the approaches that the State may take in handling criminal cases. With this knowledge, Sean aggressively defends his clients to the best possible outcome by carefully reviewing the evidence and preparing a strong defense.
Richard Mann
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Indianapolis , IN Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(317) 388-5600 3750 Kentucky Ave
Indianapolis , IN 46221
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Mr. Mann has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers SuperLawyers Edition for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Mr. Mann is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board. Many think this certification applies only to divorce, it also applies to custody, support, orders of protection (commonly called protective orders or peace bonds), visitation matters, adoptions, guardianships, juvenile matters such as paternity, criminal and Children in need of services. Mr. Mann and his firm are proud to have been one of the firms who represented Same-Sex couples who were successful in overturning...
Joel D. Hand
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(317) 964-6000 1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Offers Video ChatIndianapolis, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Joel Hand is an experienced and widely respected litigator and registered lobbyist who knows that one of the keys to success is building strong relationships with his clients and providing a personal touch to legal representation. Joel forged his trial skills while working as a deputy prosecutor handling cases of the highest level of complexity including many homicides, drug crimes, robberies, burglaries and even a death penalty case. Now Joel uses his vast experience to help individual clients like you to seek the best possible results and attain your goals. Joel is intimately familiar with...
Nakeina Cane
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(317) 653-1155 320 N. Meridian Street
Suite 906
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Criminal and Family
University of Louisville
Nakeina S. Cane is a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, who served the community for over 6 years. Nakeina is an experienced trial attorney and has skillfully litigated cases during both court trials and trial by jury. After practicing family law at a small firm, Nakeina developed a passion for helping families through difficult transitions. She is a diligent litigator and committed to the profession.

Nakeina received her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 2006. During her academic career, Nakeina was awarded the honors of Governor's Scholar, Woodford Porter Sr. Achiever Trustee Scholar...
Philip Hayes
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(317) 759-1515 101 West Ohio Street
Suite 2024
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
At Hayes Law Office, we are trained in litigation, offering aggressive and cost-effective legal representation. Led by trial attorney Philip Hayes, we are committed to securing the best possible result for every client. Whether your facing drug charges, a traffic violation, or need an expungement, we understand all aspects of criminal defense. We make it our sole purpose to see that your interests are protected and we pursue every legal option available. Hayes Law will work hard to negotiate a fair resolution to your case without the need for a long and costly court battle. We will...
Rock Christopher Lee Esq
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(317) 759-2599 101 Ohio Ave.
Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free ConsultationIndianapolis, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal and DUI
University of Cincinnati College of Law
DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney serving Indianapolis, IN.

My name is Rock C Lee.

I graduated from Ohio State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. I continued on to receive a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Cincinnati. I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

I entered the business sector, after graduation from law school, applying my business and economic knowledge in the field of business valuation. I then returned to practicing law. I am currently licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and the United States District Court, Southern...
Susan D. Rayl
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(317) 964-6000 1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Attorney Susan D. Rayl is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney. In her practice of more than 25 years, she has represented hundreds of clients in various stages of the criminal proceeding, from pre-trial investigation up to and including appeal, working with the most complex and difficult criminal cases.

Ms. Rayl opened her own solo law practice in Indianapolis in 2000, focusing on criminal appeals, and later became a partner in the law firm Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC. All told, Susan has more than twenty-five years of experience in criminal defense. She has conducted numerous...
David Deal
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Indianapolis, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(317) 207-6540 141 E Washington St
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Attorney Deal is the founder of the Indianapolis criminal defense firm, David E. Deal and Associates. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Deal is able to predict the actions that the opposing side may take against his clients. Since 2012, he has been included in the list of National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, demonstrating his ability to provide his clients with tough defense and effective counsel. In 2015, Attorney Deal was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of Indiana's 'Rising Stars', an achievement that is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.

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