A Fearless Advocate For You

You have a lot to lose when charged with a crime. Your freedom, your family and your job can all be affected by the outcome of your case.

Now is not the time to settle for less experienced representation.

I am attorney Joel D. Hand. I was a prosecutor for many years. Now I defend people accused of a crime with the aggressiveness and knowledge that only working for the other side can bring. Few other lawyers can match my trial experience, and I can use that experience to benefit you.

Giving You Options

You will have to make a number of important decisions in the course of your criminal case. Do you plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge? Do you contest all charges and risk a trial? Do you have a case that police violated your constitutional rights?

The answers to these questions depend on your particular situation and goals. That is why I am committed to educating my clients about the law and providing them reasonable expectations about their prospects. You deserve to know about your case and the benefits and risks associated with your options.

A Former Prosecutor Of The Year Fighting Aggressively For You

Having been a prosecutor for the state, I understand how the prosecution will approach your case. I know what guidelines, regulations and laws police must obey when investigating you or putting you under arrest. If there are holes in the prosecution's case, I can discover them. I will ensure that your rights are protected throughout your case.

I defend against all criminal charges, including infractions, misdemeanors and felonies such as:

  • Burglary, robbery and theft
  • Domestic assault and domestic battery
  • Drug crimes, including drug possession and drug trafficking
  • Drunk driving (OWI/DUI)
  • Gun crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Resisting law enforcement/resisting arrest
  • Traffic violations
  • Criminal trespass

Criminal Expungement

If you are eligible, I can also help you with the expungement of your criminal record. There are numerous benefits to expunging your criminal record. Even if you were not found guilty of any crime, a record of your arrest may be available to employers and volunteer organizations. Expunging your record helps to restore your good name.

An Indianapolis, Indiana, Criminal Defense Lawyer

With so much at stake, you need to protect your rights. Call or email me to discuss your situation and potential legal options.