If you been accused of committing a crime, time is of the essence. I have seen many people make critical mistakes at the beginning of a case in the hope of resolving matters quickly only to find out they will now face long term consequences. Protect your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. I have more than 15 years of experience serving Indianapolis clients in Central Indiana in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation.
I am devoted to protecting my clients’ freedom. I strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case, and take all steps to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. I know that witness may be mistaken or exaggerate, evidence may not be preserved properly, and police officers can make mistakes. I personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. I always examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. When necessary, I have experience using expert witnesses to challenge the prosecution’s theories.
Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact me today.
Felonies: If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes — such as murder, rape, armed robbery, theft and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also may have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.
How your felony charge is defended will have a huge impact on your life. I have more than 15 years of experience handling felony charges, and am committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.
Misdemeanors: Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple battery, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence.
Motor Vehicle Offenses: If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license, or vehicular manslaughter, I can help. I also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or fight traffic tickets.
Drug Crimes: Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail.
Call the Law Office of Jay L. Clifford to schedule your free initial consultation.