Indianapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer
Be confident you made the right decisions for your criminal case
Criminal charges bring with them fear and uncertainty.
To many Indianapolis criminal defense attorneys, you’re just a number. Here, we take the time to understand not just your case, but the stakes your situation presents in your life, for you and your family. A criminal conviction doesn’t just impact you, it impacts your family, friends, employment, and more.
Have you been charged with one of these criminal offenses or want your record expunged?
We offer you the legal representation you need to help you through the criminal justice system in Indiana. Call for more information.
OWI / DUI
At The Law Offices of Gabriel Berry, we understand what is at stake for you and your family.
We create a criminal defense strategy to minimize or eliminate the impact of criminal charges on your life, because you matter.
Our law firm works to understand every aspect of your situation. Not just as it relates to the law, but to your life as well.
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 criminal case is in reliable hands.
Here’s how it works:
1. Free Consultation
We take the time to understand your criminal charges and answer all your questions.
2. Prepare and Negotiate
Our Criminal Defense Team will prepare your case and negotiate the outcomes you deserve.
3. See Results
Get the best resolution possible for your criminal case and a clear understanding of how to move forward.
An Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer who is there for you long after your case is resolved.
You have been charged with a crime. Whether this is your first offense or not, you’re probably concerned with how criminal charges will change your life going forward. How will this impact your employment, your ability to drive, your kids, your parents, your friends?
Criminal charges impact everyone around you. You need a criminal defense attorney who can help you mitigate the impact of criminal charges in your life, and for your loved ones.
At The Law Offices of Gabriel Berry, we believe you matter. That is why we take the time to truly listen to you. We get to know your criminal case, how it might impact your life, and answer all of your pressing questions. You deserve a defense lawyer who puts you first.
Here is how to get started with our criminal defense team and reduce or eliminate the impact of a criminal conviction on your life.
- First, call now for a free consultation. We’ll take the time to understand your situation and answer all your pressing questions.
- Second, our criminal defense team will prepare your case and negotiate the outcomes you deserve.
- Finally, you’ll see the best resolution possible in your criminal case and have a clear understanding of how to move forward.
So, call today and schedule a free criminal defense consultation and find peace of mind knowing you have made the best decisions for your legal matter.
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
Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to a few common questions we hear from our clients.
What happens after I am arrested?
Am I required to answer police questions after I am arrested?
NO. It is hard to remain silent. Especially if you didn’t do anything wrong. However, it is important to understand that the police are not asking you questions in an effort to help you. Everything you say can be used against you, and often will be. Other than information that identifies who you are, you have the right to remain silent. You should always remain as polite as possible when asserting your rights, but once you have told the police you are asserting your rights you do not have to speak again until you speak to your attorney.
What is an arraignment?
I have no criminal history. Does this help my case?
How do I decide if I should plead guilty or not guilty?
Once your attorney has researched your case, and spoken to the State on your behalf, a plea offer is usually made. Most offers ask that in exchange for you admitting the offense, the State will agree to a lesser punishment for you. There is a wide range of possible alternative punishments from probation to house arrest to community service. An attorney will be able to navigate this process for you and help you to decide what is best for the future of you and your family.
Will my prior criminal record hurt my current case?
Can I challenge my OWI / DUI charge?
There are many complicated factors to consider in deciding whether to fight an OWI case including (but not limited to) the legitimacy of the initial traffic stop, the results of the blood alcohol testing used by the police, and the science behind those tests.
Do all criminal cases go to trial?
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
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