Criminal Defense Lawyer Lafayette, IN

19 years experience as a criminal defense lawyer.

Frequently Asked Criminal Defense Questions

When do you need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is best to contact a criminal defense lawyer before you have been arrested. Or as soon as you think you might be arrested. Do not accept an invitation from police to have a “nice little chat.” Speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer first! If you have already been arrested an experienced criminal defense lawyer can advise family members about the best way to post bail. The sooner you retain a criminal defense lawyer, the sooner the lawyer can gather relevant information. Including contacting the prosecutor who will be asking a judge to issue a warrant for your arrest and trying to convict you.

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Why you need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

An experienced criminal defense lawyer knows the law in your state and, importantly, how local prosecutors and judges interpret that law.

  • They can extract information from the prosecutor and negotiate.
  • In addition, they can advise you on the likelihood of defeating the State at a jury trial once all the relevant information has been gathered.
  • A criminal defense lawyer may be able to prevent you from being arrested while at work or at home in front of your family.
  • They can advise you about whether to speak to the police.
  • They are also able to speak to the police or prosecutor on your behalf.

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How to choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Find a criminal defense lawyer who has been practicing criminal defense law for at least 15 years in that area of the state.

  • Does the lawyer belong to criminal defense associations?
  • Is the lawyer active in the local bar association?
  • Does the lawyer attend legal seminars every year devoted exclusively to criminal law?
  • Having a lawyer who is familiar with the law, how it is interpreted by judges, prosecutors, and juries in the area is really important.
  • Look on the web for reviews of that lawyer.
  • Do you feel the staff and lawyer take your case seriously when you contact the office?

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What does a Criminal Defense Lawyer cost

Cost of your criminal defense lawyer will depend on many factors of your criminal defense case, some of which are:

  • What it is you are being charged with
  • Your criminal history
  • Whether you are out on bond for another offense
  • Whether you are on probation or parole
  • The facts of the case
  • Whether there is an alleged victim
  • What the injuries to the alleged victim are

The fees for some criminal defense infractions are as little as $395, while a serious felony could cost thousands of dollars. Telephone our office and we will let you know what the cost will be based on your individual circumstances.

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