INTEGRTIY EXPERIENCE RESULTS
A Former Prosecutor Who Will Defend Your Rights
I am defense attorney Joel Hand. I will help you tell your side of the story in criminal proceedings or other legal matters and work with you to help you achieve your goals.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Who Understands Both Sides Of The Courtroom
For any legal issue, you want your lawyer to have a deep understanding of all aspects of your case. As a former prosecutor, I have firsthand knowledge of the strategies that prosecutors use to secure convictions against criminal defendants. Using this experience, I will work closely with you to develop a legal strategy to protect your freedom and minimize the impact of misdemeanor or felony charges on your life. For many years now, I have been defending those facing criminal charges, with a long and successful record to show for it. I use every legal tool available to help each client achieve the best outcome available in their case, whether it is dropped charges, reduced charges or a lighter sentence.
At Joel Hand Law, you will work directly with me rather than getting passed off to a paralegal or junior attorney, as you might at a larger firm. I limit the number of cases I take at any one time to ensure that every one of my clients receives personal and focused attention. From the beginning of your case until the end, I will make sure that you are well informed on the status and stakes of your case so that you can make informed and empowered decisions throughout the process.
Deep Experience In Legislative Lobbying
Alongside my work as an attorney, I provide services as a legislative lobbyist for a variety of institutions and non-for-profit entities. I have been a registered lobbyist since 2011, offering services including:
- Testifying on behalf of clients in committee hearings
- Meeting with legislators and legislative staff
- Drafting legislation and amendments
I have substantial experience as an educational lobbyist but I work with clients in a wide range of industries.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Indianapolis And Beyond
Administrative Law Services For Licensed Professionals
In addition to criminal law, I have experience in administrative law and am well versed in the rules that regulate licensing for working professionals in a number of fields, including:
- Mental health professionals
- Physical therapists
When you’re facing a criminal charge – or even just accusations of behavior that is legal but is considered immoral or professionally inappropriate – you may be at risk of having your professional license suspended or revoked. Such a consequence would deprive you of income as well as the sense of identity that comes with your career. I can help you keep or regain your license so that your career can continue right on track.
Likewise, my clients include students facing expulsion for behavior issues at and around school, such as an on-campus fights, profane social media posts, made-up bomb threats and other pranks that get big reactions, and more. An expulsion can negatively impact your child’s future; I will help you ensure that their rights are honored during both legal and administrative proceedings.