Shelby County, Indiana Criminal Lawyers

Bradley Banks
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Former Prosecutor Now Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Will Fight For You!

I am an experienced criminal lawyer who knows how to effectively and aggressively fight for those who have been accused of a crime. Call now for a free consultation or visit my website for information. Read More »
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Valerie C. Horvath
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Indiana Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience

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,... Read More »
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Bill Frederick
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Indiana Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

Bill has spent his entire career practicing criminal law. Prior to joining Banks and Brower in February 2019, Bill served as a Deputy Prosecutor in Marion County for nine years. Bill started his career with the... Read More »
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Susan D. Rayl
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Indiana Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

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... Read More »
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Philip Hayes
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Indiana Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

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.... Read More »
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Robert J. Arnold
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Shelby County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(317) 392-2553 21 W Taylor St
P.O. Box 835
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Elder and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
I am a general practice attorney in areas of probate, estate planning, wills, family law, adoptions, criminal defense, bankruptcy, personal injury, social security, workers compensation, unemployment, motor vehicle license issues, juvenile law, etc. if you have a legal question, feel free to call. There is never a charge until we agree on a fee. I look forward to serving your legal interests.
James Lisher
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Shelby County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(317) 392-2500 406 S Harrison St
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Shelby County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 398-0080 101 S Harrison St
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Shelby County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 398-6687 416 S Harrison St
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Shelby County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 398-6687 416 S Harrison St
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Shelby County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 392-6440 407 S Harrison St
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Criminal and DUI
Ryan P. Dillon
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Johnson County, 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...
Cynthia Helfrich
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Hancock County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(317) 456-5315 18 E. Main Street
Suite 206
Greenfield, IN 46140
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Ryan P. Dillon
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Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(317) 738-2525 199 N. Main St.
Franklin, IN 46131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation and Insurance Claims
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
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...
D.J. Davis
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Hancock County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(317) 477-2777 630 N. State St.
P.O. Box 99
Greenfield, IN 46140
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Joel D. Hand
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Indiana Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

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... Read More »
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Bryan Lee Ciyou
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Indiana Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Attorney Bryan L. Ciyou, an Eagle Scout, lives each day on the bedrock principle of the Boy Scout Motto, “Be Prepared.” This way of life – his mantra – was then forged on the anvil of hardships endured during his... Read More »
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Cody B. Coombs
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Hancock County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(317) 462-3434 728 N. State Street
P.O. Box 39
Greenfield, IN 46140
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Mr. Coombs joined the law firm as a Law Associate in 2009 and became a junior partner in 2014. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, general civil litigation, real estate, criminal law, and business law. Mr. Coombs received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006 in History from the University of Utah. He received his law degree in 2009 from the Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis, Cum Laude. He has worked for the Pritzke & Davis law firm as a clerk.
Christopher Isom
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Hancock County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(317) 462-7787 6 W. South St.
Greenfield, IN 46140
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Christopher Isom has been practicing law in Hancock and surrounding counties since 2007, and is a resident of Hancock County.
Jeffrey Eggers
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Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(317) 738-4067 58 W Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hancock County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 462-5577 222 N State St
Greenfield, IN 46140
Criminal and Estate Planning
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 888-1121 600 N Emerson Ave
Greenwood, IN 46143
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 738-3365 63 E Court St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 736-8267 2 E Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Marion County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 862-7010 8925 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 346-4400 5 E Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal and DUI
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 887-5906 390 N Madison Ave
Greenwood, IN 46142
Criminal, Business and DUI
A. Kassi Rigney
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Quality Criminal Defense Protecting Your Rights!

Rigney Law is committed to providing the highest quality representation including an honest assessment of your case. Our clients know that we're on their side and we have their best interests in mind. Read More »
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Julie Chambers
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Indianapolis criminal attorney and former deputy prosecutor. Call today!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Indianapolis. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 885-0041 225 S Emerson Ave
Greenwood, IN 46143
Criminal and DUI
Rush County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(765) 932-2327 301 N Main St
Rushville, IN 46173
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 738-3365 63 E Court St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal and Personal Injury
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 738-3030 199 N Main St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal and DUI
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 738-2123 100 S Jackson St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Hancock County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 477-1139 27 American Legion Pl
Greenfield, IN 46140
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 736-8267 2 E Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Johnson County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer
(317) 881-1659 430 N Madison Ave
Greenwood, IN 46142
Criminal
Bradley Banks
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Marion County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(317) 870-0019 8770 Purdue Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Prior to starting my own practice, I served as a deputy prosecutor in Indianapolis in Noblesville. I spent time as a Homicide Prosecutor and a Division Chief. I have tried numerous jury trials with a very high success rate. I practice on behalf of clients in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury as well as other areas of litigation. I am a experienced and well polished trial lawyer. I enjoy helping my clients through their legal issues and help them reach a positive outcome.
David M Seiter
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Hamilton County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(317) 564-0016 301 E. Carmel Drive
Suite C400
Carmel, IN, IN 46032
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
I was admitted to practice law throughout the state of Indiana in 1998. As a general practice lawyer, I have experience in both criminal and civil law. I practiced law for over 14 years and built a successful private practice before serving as a judicial officer in Marion County, Indiana for 3.5 years.   As a judicial officer, I was assigned to the Arrestee Processing Center (APC) and major felony drug court where I focused my efforts on problem solving and reducing recidivism through offender education efforts. Returning to private practice in October, 2016, I...
Rachelle N. Ponist
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Indiana Criminal Law Attorney

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana Wesleyan UniversityIndiana
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Jesse Sanchez
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Indiana Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

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... Read More »
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Bryan Lee Ciyou
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Marion County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(317) 449-8522 50 E. 91st St.
Suite 200
Indianapolis City (Balance), IN 46240
Criminal, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
Attorney Bryan L. Ciyou, an Eagle Scout, lives each day on the bedrock principle of the Boy Scout Motto, “Be Prepared.” This way of life – his mantra – was then forged on the anvil of hardships endured during his significant humanitarian aid work in places like Haiti and Central America. In these countries, making a plan and executing it, and always being prepared, was not a choice but a necessity in order to survive daily life.A few years later, Mr. Ciyou attended Indiana University, Indianapolis, completing the honors program and graduating with a bachelor of arts, with distinction, in...
Brian Adam Clay
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Marion County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(317) 580-9007 9333 N Meridian St
Ste 370
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Adam was born in Zionsville, Indiana, and is a proud graduate of Zionsville High School. Adam attended Purdue University on a full academic merit scholarship, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering. While at Purdue, Adam was president of the Beta Phi chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and was named to the dean’s list seven times. In 2009, Adam graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal. His note concerning network neutrality was published in the 2008 edition of...
Ary Avnet
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Hamilton County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(877) 772-8638 34 S. 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
After graduating from law school with honors, Mr. Avnet began practicing insurance defense litigation in Hamilton County, Indiana for several years. Next, Mr. Avnet practiced transportation law at the largest transportation law firm in the country, defending trucking companies in large loss negligence and wrongful death suits around the country. Prior to forming Avnet Law, Mr. Avnet returned to Hamilton County to practice personal injury law, family law, and criminal law.

Currently, Mr. Avnet regularly practices trial court litigation in state and federal courts. His practice is devoted to serving clients on a wide variety of legal issues, but concentrates his...
Andrea Ciobanu
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Marion County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(317) 495-1090 8910 Purdue Road
Suite 240, One College Park
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and University of Notre Dame
Gregg Stark
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Hamilton County, IN Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(317) 579-3900 13257 Britton Park Rd.
Fishers, IN 46038
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
DePaul College of Law
For over 25 years, Stark DUI Lawyers have become the name to know for effective criminal and DUI defense representation anywhere in Indiana.

We take great pride in being recognized by many attorneys in other fields of law as the Indiana Legal Defense Authority and have been consulted on criminal defense cases within every one of Indiana's ninety two county court jurisdictions.

We have been privileged to have been requested to represent good people in many career endeavors including other lawyers, police officers & professional athletes who have faced legal challenges throughout the state.

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Jesse Sanchez
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Johnson County, 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...
Valerie C. Horvath
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Marion County, 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...
Matt Black
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Marion County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(317) 580-9007 9333 N. Meridian St.
Suite 370
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Ball State University
Matt is an experienced family law attorney, representing clients in divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity and child support matters. He has litigated disputes throughout Indiana, with a primary focus in Indianapolis and Hamilton County. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Matt was named a “Rising Star” by Indiana Super Lawyers magazine. This designation is limited to 2.5% of Indiana attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice 10 years or less.

Matt is also an experienced tax attorney, counseling and advising individuals and business owners in Federal and state tax matters, including tax disputes before the IRS...
JR Emerson
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Hamilton County, IN Criminal Law Attorney
(317) 434-3136 600 E Carmel Dr
Suite 105
Carmel, IN 46032
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Joel D. Hand
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Marion County, IN Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(317) 964-6000 1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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...
Adam Brower
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Edward F. Schrager
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Indiana Criminal Law Lawyer

Indiana University - Indiana University-BloomingtonIndiana, The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, The United States Supreme Court and United States District Court for both the Southern and Northern District of Indiana
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Shelby County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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(812) 339-7668
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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.