What Kind of Criminal Defense Cases Can an Attorney Help With?

What Kind of Criminal Defense Cases Can an Attorney Help With?

Here in the state of Indiana, there are many criminal cases where a criminal defense attorney can help. Under the U.S. Constitution, you’re guaranteed the right to an attorney to represent you in criminal court where your case will be heard, and it’s your criminal defense attorney’s job to legally defend you against the charges brought against you. Our lawyers at Danks & Danks will help you build the defense case you need to give you confidence and peace of mind in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor charges. Here are just a few examples of the criminal defense cases we handle in the state of Indiana.

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Major Felony Cases

Major felony accusations can be devastating, and should always be taken very seriously. Major felonies include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Murder/Attempted Murder

  • Manslaughter

  • Vehicular homicide

  • Rape

  • Sexual Assault

  • Felony Assault/Battery

  • Felony Abuse

If you’ve been charged with a felony crime, it’s a serious matter, regardless of what it is. In these instances, it is vital that you begin creating a legal defense as quickly as possible, as your basic freedoms could be in real jeopardy. Danks & Danks has years of experience and have successfully defended many people who have been charged with serious felonies in Indiana.

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Driving under the influence (DUI) or operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVWI) are the legal acronyms in Indiana that refer to driving while under the effects of alcohol. Consequences for these charges range from hefty fines in excess of thousands of dollars to jail time, and your driver’s license being revoked. For you to be proven guilty of one of these charges, the prosecution’s case against you must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Danks & Danks will help you create a strong defense, including discussing the possible trial outcomes so that you can make the most informed decision possible. Our criminal defense lawyers are experienced in finding weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, as well as determining if the charges against you are not provable beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Drug Crimes

In the state of Indiana, drug crimes can range in severity from a Class B misdemeanor to a Level 2 felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Regardless of the severity of the drug crime charges brought against you, it’s important to have a criminal defense attorney in your corner, especially since there is the possibility of other penalties being brought against you (called “collateral consequences.”) These additional penalties can include harsher penalties for future offenses, loss of student aid eligibility, diminished 2nd Amendment rights, and loss of parental rights. If you’re facing criminal charges relating to drug crimes, contact Danks & Danks right away to begin a strong defense.

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Criminal Record Expungements

Criminal record expungement refers to the process by which an individual can have their criminal record erased or destroyed permanently, just as if it had never happened. If you believe you have grounds to have your criminal record expunged, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The process is quite complex, and often involves the filing of a petition, appearing in court, and serving a waiting period without any further offenses. It’s also possible that many people don’t know they’re eligible for expungement. Let Danks & Danks examine your case for criminal record expungement in Indiana, and we’ll do everything we can to help you reclaim your rights.

These are just a few of the criminal defense cases that Danks & Danks can help you within the state of Indiana. If you have any other questions about your criminal defense case, please contact us today to schedule a free and confidential case review.

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