CRIMINAL LAW

If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, the stakes are high. That is why it is important that you seek the most qualified and experienced legal team available. Whether your concern is the impact of a conviction on your future, staying out of prison, or the loss of your business or professional career, we can help.

Our attorneys take great pride in defending your rights in a variety of felony and misdemeanor cases, in city or state courts, all the way from investigation, to trial, and through appeal. We represent individuals charged with all types of felonies and misdemeanors ranging from drunk driving or theft to drug offenses or white collar crimes. We also provide services in other criminal law matters including probation revocations, sentence modifications, record expungement, and the restoration of the right to possess a firearm.

Misdemeanor, Felony, Theft, Battery, Drug Possession, Probation Revocation, Expungement

PERSONAL INJURY & CIVIL LITIGATION

The civil justice system makes it possible for people to raise private grievances and resolve fundamental disputes. Whether you are involved in a direct lawsuit, a complicated suit involving numerous parties, or anything in between, civil litigation requires special skills and experience to properly protect your interests.

Each year thousands of people across Indiana are injured or killed as a result of accidents such as automobile collisions, defective products, a slip-and-fall or a work-related accident. Each situation involves different legal issues, and each situation requires the aggressive, client-centered representation our firm provides.

 

In addition to accidents, hundreds of Hoosiers suffer physical, emotional, and economic harm as a result of a violation of their Civil Rights. Whether a person’s rights are violated by law enforcement through the use of excessive force, a correctional facility through the failure to reasonably protect a detainee, or an employer or educational provider through either retaliation or the failure to protect against sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination, the person is legally entitled to compensation for his or her injuries. Our firm approaches Civil Rights litigation with the knowledge, confidence, and aggression needed to help you effectively assert and protect your rights.

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Suspended, Habitual Traffic Violator (HTV), Tickets, Infractions, License Suspension

OWI & TRAFFIC TICKETS

Auto Accident, Slip and Fall, Sexual Harrassment, EEOC Claim, Excessive Force By Police

FAMILY LAW

The stakes in family law cases are high, as the outcome of your case can have a permanent effect on your important relationships and financial future. Divorce, custody, domestic violence, adoption and child relocation, and paternity are some of the many areas in which our family law attorneys fight for clients throughout Northwest Indiana.

Our firm understands that you may be undergoing a very painful time in your life. Our attorneys believe strongly that family law concerns, whether they are contested or not, are best resolved when reason and each person’s dignity are brought to play. We try to save our clients from unnecessary trouble by working to resolve many cases through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration first. Where an agreement cannot be reached, our family law attorneys have the versatility and wisdom to protect your interests and obtain the best possible outcome for your future.

If you have been charged with OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), commonly referred to as DUI (Driving Under the Influence), in Northwest Indiana, you not only need to take these charges seriously, you need attorneys that have handled hundreds of similar cases over the years.

An OWI arrest is one of the most common crimes charged nationwide, BUT the consequences of an OWI conviction can have a serious, long-term effect on not only on the individual, but also the family. It is important to know your rights and to have a team of qualified attorneys dedicated to serving the unique needs of your particular case. Where a dismissal of your case is not an option, a conviction for OWI carries a license suspension. Where a license suspension is imposed by either the court or the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (“BMV”), we work tirelessly to obtain Specialized Driving Permits (SDP) for our clients, to allow them to drive for a variety of reasons, including travel to and from work, family responsibilities, religious services, medical care, and completion of court ordered obligations.

PRACTICE AREAS

Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Adoption

Criminal Law, DUI, OWI, Public Intoxication, Battery, Drug Possession, Marijuana, Cocaine, Guns, Firearms, Probation Revocation, Bail, Bond, HTV, Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Divorce, Child Support, Expungement, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Family Law, Adoption, Lake County, Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake Station, Hobart, Hammond, Gary, Porter County, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton , Jasper County, Rensselaer, LaPorte County, LaPorte, Michigan City

Criminal Law, DUI, OWI, Public Intoxication, Battery, Drug Possession, Marijuana, Cocaine, Guns, Firearms, Probation Revocation, Bail, Bond, HTV, Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Divorce, Child Support, Expungement, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Family Law, Adoption, Lake County, Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake Station, Hobart, Hammond, Gary, Porter County, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton , Jasper County, Rensselaer, LaPorte County, LaPorte, Michigan City

Criminal Law, DUI, OWI, Public Intoxication, Battery, Drug Possession, Marijuana, Cocaine, Guns, Firearms, Probation Revocation, Bail, Bond, HTV, Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Divorce, Child Support, Expungement, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Family Law, Adoption, Lake County, Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake Station, Hobart, Hammond, Gary, Porter County, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton , Jasper County, Rensselaer, LaPorte County, LaPorte, Michigan City

Criminal Law, DUI, OWI, Public Intoxication, Battery, Drug Possession, Marijuana, Cocaine, Guns, Firearms, Probation Revocation, Bail, Bond, HTV, Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Divorce, Child Support, Expungement, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Family Law, Adoption, Lake County, Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake Station, Hobart, Hammond, Gary, Porter County, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton , Jasper County, Rensselaer, LaPorte County, LaPorte, Michigan City

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Criminal Law, DUI, OWI, Public Intoxication, Battery, Drug Possession, Marijuana, Cocaine, Guns, Firearms, Probation Revocation, Bail, Bond, HTV, Personal Injury, Auto Accident, Divorce, Child Support, Expungement, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Family Law, Adoption, Lake County, Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake Station, Hobart, Hammond, Gary, Porter County, Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton , Jasper County, Rensselaer, LaPorte County, LaPorte, Michigan City