The State of Indiana is tough on crime, and nowhere is that more true than in the suburban and rural counties of Southeast Indiana. Being prosecuted here can be quite intimidating. These prosecutors are formidable opponents, with virtually unlimited resources at their disposal. I understand the criminal justice system in Southeast Indiana, having represented literally thousands of clients here during my two decades long career. I work hard to level the playing field to ensure that my clients' rights are protected. I am very familiar with the local judges, prosecutors, probation officers and court personnel. Knowing what to expect from judges and prosecutors in your case can mean a world of difference to the final outcome.
After an arrest, you may have several appearances and hearings to face. It is in your best interest to retain the services of an attorney as early as possible to assist you during these procedural steps. Often as a result of careful analysis, preparation, and advocacy, matters can be resolved on favorable terms and without the need for a full-blown jury trial. That could mean negotiating with prosecutors to get pretrial diversion, full or partial dismissal, favorable negotiated plea terms, or vigorously making challenges to the constitutionality, veracity or sufficiency of the State's evidence. I take an aggressive, proactive approach and look for every option to get clients the best possible outcome for them.
I never pass judgment on a client and treat all with professionalism, respect and compassion. Your charge does not define who you are. Sometimes people are wrongly charged or overcharged. Other times good people have made a careless mistake or decision they desperately wish they could take back. I am here to help fix the problem and get their lives back on track. My mission is to help those faced with losing their liberty or livelihood through this trying ordeal – and it is a job I take very seriously. I am committed to making sure that the prosecutor and judge hear the whole story of your case – not just the version that the other side wants to present.