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I've been a Felony public defender for over 15 years and have represented private clients since August of 1984. If you have any questions about a crime you have been charged with, please don't hesitate to contact me for a free phone or e-mail consultation

To find out more about certain crimes under Indiana law,
go to my "Selected Indiana Criminal Statutes" Page.

Murder -                                             Indiana Code 35-42-1-1
Felonies -                                            Sentences
Misdemeanors -                                  Sentences
Sentencing -                                        Factors considered by Court
Appeals -                                             See myAppeals Page
Post-Conviction Relief Petitions


I have extensive experience representing Over the Road Truckers
and Passenger car and truck drivers in all types of traffic violations.
One of my best friends owns a Peterbilt dealership, and another drives
a gasoline truck, so I have a keen appreciation of the difficulties
encountered by truck drivers on the nation's highways and streets.

Driving While Intoxicated                                       See Indiana Code 9-30-5-1
          also called Operating While Intoxicated,
          Driving Under the Influence, DWI, OWI, DUI

Reckless Driving                                                       See Indiana Code 9-21-8-52
Third Lane violations                                             See Indiana Code 9-21-8-13
            Commercial Driver's Licenses                         Indiana Code 9-24-6-1 et seq.

Habitual Traffic Violators                                         Indiana Code 9-30-10-4
        5 and 10 year suspensions

License Suspensions
Moving Violations: including speeding, running a red light, etc.
Post-Conviction Relief Petitions


Waiver to Adult Court                   Indiana Code 31-30-3-1 et seq.

"Automatic" Adult Offenses          Indiana Code 31-30-3-1 et seq.

Delinquent Acts/Delinquent Child  Indiana Code 31-37-1-2 and Indiana Code 31-37-2-1

Confidentiality of Information       Indiana Code Title 31, Article 39

Sentences for FELONIES:

Indiana Code 35-50-2-3
Class A Felony
Indiana Code 35-50-2-4
Class B Felony
Indiana Code 35-50-2-5
Class C Felony
Indiana Code 35-50-2-6
Class D Felony
Indiana Code 35-50-2-7

Sentences for MISDEMEANORS:

Class A Misdemeanor
Indiana Code 35-50-3-2
Class B Misdemeanor
Indiana Code 35-50-3-3
Class C Misdemeanor
Indiana Code 35-50-3-4

Aggravating and Mitigating Factors
considered by the Court at sentencing:              Indiana Code 35-38-1-7.1

A Brief Overview of Indiana Procedures

If you are interested in learning a bit about the procedures involved in Indiana Courts, or something about the offense of Driving/Operating while Intoxicated/Under the Influence, click here:  Indiana Criminal Procedure.

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