Indianapolis Criminal Defense and Family Law
A lawyer who truly listens, understands, and gets results.
Finding the right lawyer can feel overwhelming.
At The Law Offices of Gabriel Berry, we treat you like a long-term partner, not just a case to be closed.
You matter. Plain and simple. You deserve a lawyer who treats you that way.
A few words from our clients
Sara – Client
Renee – Client
I was connected with Mr. Berry to petition for the expungement of a felony from my record here in Indiana. He gave a good overview of the process, timeline, and expectations for the petition. The paperwork was handled quickly and the petition was successful! I was very pleased with the turnaround time and would definitely recommend Mr. Berry for expungement petitions!
Todd – Client
We are thankful for the kind words of clients we have worked hard to serve, however, past results do not guarantee future results. We will work hard to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.
Find relief knowing your legal matter is in reliable hands.
Here’s how it works:
1. Free Consultation
2. Prepare and Negotiate
3. See Results
Hire a lawyer who will be there for you long after your case is resolved.
No one wants to have to hire a lawyer. If you’re hiring a lawyer, it’s likely something in your life has taken an unplanned turn. When that happens, you want a lawyer who truly listens to you, understands what you’re going through, and can resolve your issue. The problem is, there are so many lawyers out there you don’t know where to start. That leaves you feeling lost.
It’s ok to feel a bit lost. That’s normal. At The Law Offices of Gabriel Berry, we believe you are more than just a client to us. We view ourselves as your long-term partner who is with you during and after your case resolves, because you matter.
Whether you’re facing criminal charges or a family law matter, here is how we work for you.
- First, call now for a free consultation. We’ll take the time to understand your situation and answer all of your pressing questions.
- Second, our legal team will prepare your case and negotiate the outcomes you deserve.
- Finally, you’ll see the best resolution possible in your case and have a clear understanding of how to move forward.
So, call today and talk to a member of our team and have peace of mind knowing you’ve made the best decisions for your situation.
Practice Areas We Support
At The Law Offices of Gabriel Berry, we focus our practice mainly on Criminal Defense and Family Law. Here are a few common legal services we provide.If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call and talk to us!
If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced Criminal Defense attorney to investigate your case, determine the facts, and negotiate outcomes with prosecutors which might include, reduced sentence, reduced bail, or reduced charges.
In the state of Indiana, a felony is any crime that carries a sentence of over one year in prison. Felonies are categorized into six levels. Felonies carry the following potential sentences by level:
Level One Felony
20-40 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. An example of a level one felony offense is aggravated rape.
Level Two Felony
10-30 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. An example of a level two felony offense is voluntary manslaughter.
Level Three Felony
3-16 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. An example of a level three felony offense is aggravated battery that causes injury to another.
Level Four Felony
2-12 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. An example of a level four felony offense is arson.
Level Five Felony
1-6 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. An example of a level five felony offense is involuntary manslaughter.
Level Six Felony
6 months to 2.5 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. An example of a level six felony offense is vehicle theft.
In Indiana, misdemeanors are crimes that carry up to a year in prison and are classified into three classes:
The most serious class of misdemeanor in Indiana, it carries a sentence of up to a year in prison and as much as a $5,000 fine. An example of a class A misdemeanor in Indiana is the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana.
Punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. An example of a class A misdemeanor in Indiana is public intoxication.
The lowest class of misdemeanor in Indiana, it carries up to 60 days in jail and up to $500 fine. An example of a class C misdemeanor in Indiana is a person's first DUI with a blood alcohol level of between .08 and .15
Depending on your conviction, you must wait between 5 and 8 years before filing to expunge your criminal record. Offenses that cannot be expunged include sex offenders, violent offenders, those convicted of official misconduct, homicide offenses, human and sexual trafficking offenses, or sex crimes.
OWI / DUI
In Indiana, you can be charged with a DUI (driving under the influence), also known as OWI (operating while intoxicated), if you were operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of at or greater than .08.
As a family law attorney, we help with many different types of law related to you and your family. Practice areas under family law might include divorce, child support, amicable couple agreements, modifications, mediation representation, estate planning, wills and trusts, custody, and much more.
While many divorces might be handled utilizing out-of-court agreements, a contested divorce becomes necessary when the parties' relationship has deteriorated to the point where you cannot work together.
A contested divorce will often include mediation by an independent third party and even motions for discovery to compel the other party to disclose personal assets.
Amicable Couple Agreements
The Gabriel Berry Promise
When working with our team, you can expect us to:
Treat you with respect
Truly listen to what you need
Make you part of our team
Actively seek your input and approval
Maintain complete confidentiality
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to a few common questions we hear from our clients.
Is a public defender better than a criminal defense lawyer?
I was arrested for a DUI, am I going to lose my license?
Here in Indiana, there are two types of suspension in Indiana when it comes to DUIs those being administrative suspensions and court-ordered suspensions.
If you take and fail a certified chemical test, the BMV will administratively suspend your license for at least 180 days.
If you refuse to take a chemical test, after being read your Indiana Implied Consent rights, the BMV will suspend your license for one year. However, if you have a prior DUI conviction and refuse a chemical test, the BMW will suspend your license for two years.
The second type of suspension comes from a court order. The amount of time the court can suspend your license depends on the maximum amount of incarceration allotted for an offense. For example, a Class A Misdemeanor’s maximum amount of incarceration 365 days, so you can see a suspension of 365 days.
Also, the Court can date your suspension to the date your license was originally suspended by the BMV. That means that in some cases, you could see your license returned to you after a dismissal, guilty plea, or trial depending on the length of the Court ordered suspension.
If you have previous convictions for a DUI will also increase the amount of time your license is suspended.
Why should I hire a defense lawyer?
Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is a big decision, and some may ask “What does a criminal law attorney even do? There are many reasons why an individual who has seen criminal charges brought against them should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. While many people attempt to face the courts on their own, or with a public defender, a private criminal attorney can help you traverse the process, lessen penalties, and avoid unseen consequences of navigating the court system alone. There are many reasons to hire an attorney. Here are the most pertinent:
- Thoroughly review the charges against you.
- File reasonable motions on your behalf correctly.
- Depose those who are accusing you if necessary.
- Negotiate with the State on your behalf.
- Represent you at trial with confidence.
I was convicted of a crime in Indiana, can I expunge my record?
What do I do if my spouse refuses to get a divorce?
How do I modify my child support payments in Indiana?
What are the legal grounds for obtaining a divorce in Indiana?
The state of Indiana recognizes both fault-based and no-fault grounds for divorce. Most divorces are of a no-fault nature. According to Indiana Code, reasons for a fault-based divorce include incurable insanity of either party for at least two years, impotence existing at the time of the marriage, and the conviction of either of the parties of a felony.
How does a court decided how assets are divided after a divorce?
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