West Terre Haute, Indiana Criminal Lawyers
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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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...
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...
Lead counsel in over 1500 cases with primary focus on Criminal law.
Extensive experience helping small businesses fight against government regulations and fines
Has obtained published opinions at the Indiana Court of Appeals
An FAA licensed pilot and avid hiker.
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...
In terms of litigation, Graham’s practice includes complex civil trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts. From plaintiff’s personal injury matters, and insurance coverage disputes, to breach-of-contract and real property issues, Graham has broad base of litigation experience. He has briefed cases in state trial courts, federal district court, Indiana Court of Appeals,...
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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