Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorney
Fight Indiana Misdemeanor and Felony Charges
Being arrested is a frightening experience. You feel helpless and powerless as you are moved through a system that is unfamiliar to you, not knowing what to expect from one moment to the next. And the consequences of being convicted, even for a misdemeanor offense, can be devastating to your personal freedom, your family life, your livelihood, and your standing in the community. At Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP, our knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorneys are at your side every step of the way, making sure you know your rights and understand what to expect at every stage of the process. Whether you need a lawyer to defend you in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement, we provide the advice and assistance to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Call on Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP in Indianapolis and Indiana statewide for help with:
- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVWI)
- Theft and Property Offenses
- Fraud and White Collar Crime
- All Misdemeanors and Felonies
Help is Available to Fight the Charges Against You
There are often several defenses that may be available to help you avoid a conviction. If the police did not have probable cause to conduct a search or make an arrest, we may be able to have the case dismissed, or to have any evidence that was seized excluded from the case. Other times, the police or witnesses may be mistaken in what they think they observed, raising a reasonable doubt about a defendant’s guilt. Testing methods and equipment used, such as a blood, breath or field sobriety test leading to an OVWI arrest, may also be challenged for accuracy or to determine whether proper procedures were followed. We utilize every defense reasonably available to have the charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense, or to obtain an acquittal or not guilty verdict at trial.
Know Your Rights When Accused of a Crime
As a person accused of a crime, you have many rights guaranteed by the constitution, but two of the most important are the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. Whenever the police want to question you, whether pre-arrest or post-arrest, it is nearly always advisable to talk to your lawyer first. Even though you may have nothing to hide and wish to cooperate, police and prosecutors are expertly trained to get you to make a statement that contradicts something you said earlier, and they use those “inconsistent statements” to make you look guilty. Talk to your lawyer before you talk to the police.
In Indiana, Our Criminal Defense Lawyers are Here to Help
If you have been arrested, don’t try to face your charges alone. For valuable advice and strong, effective defense in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana, contact Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP for immediate assistance from a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney.