Being accused of a crime can be frightening and stressful, and far too many people in this situation mistakenly believe that an arrest will automatically lead to a conviction and the worst-possible penalties. This could not be further from the truth, and help is available to you. An experienced Noblesville criminal defense lawyer like those at The Criminal Defense Team can help defend you against these charges and will do everything in our power to get them reduced or dropped altogether.
At The Criminal Defense Team, we understand what you’re going through, and we’re ready to stand up and fight for your rights and freedom. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime in Noblesville, Indiana, contact our Indiana criminal defense attorneys at The Criminal Defense Team. Contact us online or call us now at 317-653-6423. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can fight for you.
Why Should You Hire a Lawyer?
Criminal cases can result in serious consequences. These consequences can include heavy fees, jail-time, and unemployment. In some situations, a parent can even lose custody of their child or children. Overall, criminal charges have a significant impact and can be extremely limiting on a person’s personal and professional life.
To ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the best possible outcome, we recommend that you contact a skilled lawyer immediately to fight on your behalf. A qualified criminal defense lawyer will have the knowledge and experience to develop a legal strategy tailored to your goals, and they’ll leverage their experience and resources to explore every avenue of your defense.
For example, a lawyer will be able to determine if your rights have been violated by a police officer or law enforcement officer. This happens more often than you may think. If evidence was gathered from you illegally, a lawyer can use this information when defending you in trial.
In addition, a lawyer can advise you on possible outcomes in your case and help you understand plea bargains. Not all plea bargains are in your best interest, and you do not have to accept them. A lawyer can advise you on which plea deals to take and which plea deals to deny. In some cases, it is better to deny the plea bargain and to go to trial instead.
To sum it up – hiring a lawyer is your smartest move.
Why Choose Us?
If you want a highly experienced and successful legal team to defend you, then look no further than The Criminal Defense Team. Our team includes five of the six Board-Certified criminal defense lawyers in the state of Indiana. In addition, we have three former prosecutors on our team, which gives us a strategic advantage over other law firms. We know the tactics that prosecutors use when trying to put blame on you, which makes us more effective in protecting you.
The Criminal Defense Team has 120+ years of criminal law experience. In our many years of experience, we have taken 1,000+ cases to trial, including 400+ jury trials. Given the in-depth trial experience on our team, you can rest assured that we will create the best defense strategy for you.
If you are faced with criminal charges, you should not settle for an inexperienced, unqualified legal team. Unfortunately, a lot of law firms are essentially only brokers for plea bargains. This is because they do not have the resources, willingness, time, or experience to go to trial for their clients. However, we do. At our firm, we are not afraid to go to trial, and we have had many successful resolutions by doing so.
We know the law, we know criminal defense, and we pride ourselves on our expertise and the successes that we have had for our clients.
Whether you are being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, The Criminal Defense Team has the knowledge, the experience, and the passion to build the strongest defense possible for you. We are the legal team that you need to protect your rights and your future.
Cases We Cover
The Criminal Defense Team can work to defend your rights if you have been charged with any of the following crimes:
- DUI (OVWI)
- Domestic Violence / Domestic Battery
- Drug Crimes
- Sex Crimes
We believe everyone is entitled to an aggressive and passionate defense. Whatever the crime may be, even if it is not on this list, we are here to defend you, and we have the experience to do so. Our legal team can help you understand your legal options and fight for your rights on your behalf. Let us do the hard work for you, just as we are trained to do.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re ready to answer any questions you have about your charges and your case – don’t hesitate to contact our legal team for help. Here are some frequently asked questions that we hear regarding criminal defense:
How soon should I contact a lawyer after being arrested?
You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. It is likely that law enforcement officials are already working against you, so contacting a lawyer immediately is critical. The sooner you call, the sooner a lawyer can work to defend you. This is not something to drag your feet on as your freedom is at risk.
What is the difference between an infraction, misdemeanor, and a felony?
An infraction, such as a speeding ticket, is the least serious type of violation. This does not require a lawyer and is typically resolved by paying a fee.
A misdemeanor, such as a DUI, is more serious than an infraction, but less serious than a felony. It is recommended that you hire a lawyer for a misdemeanor, as jail-time can be involved.
A felony, such as murder, is the most severe type of crime that you can be charged with. It important that you have skilled legal representation if you are accused of a felony.
Does an accused person have to answer questions asked by law enforcement?
No. You have the constitutional right to remain silent. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers tend to mislead people and pressure them into answering questions. This is unfair and unjust, as anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you in court. If you were misled into speaking with law enforcement, we recommend that you contact a lawyer immediately. This is information that a lawyer can use to better defend you in trial.
Can a law enforcement officer arrest you without evidence of guilt?
Yes, a law enforcement officer can legally arrest you if they have probable cause. However, this does not mean you are guilty. A lawyer will be able to advise you on your writes and your best possible defense best on the circumstances of your case.
What is a bail bond?
A bail bond is an agreement by the defendant to either show up to court or pay a sum of money set by the court. This agreement allows the accused person to temporarily be released from jail until their court date. If the defendant does not have enough money for a bail bond, they can contact a bail bond agent.
What is a plea bargain?
A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor. In this agreement, the defendant pleas “guilty.” In exchange, the prosecutor can drop one or more charges or reduce a charge.
We recommend that you hire a lawyer to review any plea bargain offered. The lawyer has the knowledge and the experience to determine whether the plea is in your best interest. In a lot of cases, it is better to go to trial rather than take the plea. A lawyer can advise you on the most beneficial course of legal action to take.
What happens if I deny the plea and go to trial?
The stages of a trial typically include selecting the jury, presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, closing statements, and jury deliberation. It is critical that you have an experienced trial lawyer representing you to get the best possible outcome from the trial.
We’re Ready to Help
The Criminal Defense Team will be ready to stand up for you if you have been accused of a crime in Noblesville. Our lawyers and support staff are committed to defending your rights and your freedom. Call us now at 317-653-6423 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation. Make your fight, our fight.