Protecting Your Rights In Indiana Criminal Court
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, we know that you are going through a difficult time and you should never plead guilty without first seeking legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., we help you understand the charges you face, the possible penalties associated with a conviction and your legal options. We are prepared to defend your case and to ensure that your rights are protected and upheld.
View our law firm’s record of justice in Indiana criminal defense cases.
Preparing Every Case As If It Will Go To Trial
We defend clients in state and federal court against misdemeanor and felony charges. We have experience representing clients accused of various crimes, including:
Plea negotiations can save time and expense, and we will work hard to reach a favorable agreement. However, occasionally trial is necessary to protect our clients’ rights. We have extensive litigation experience and prepare every case as if it will go to trial. We also assist clients with sentence modifications, appeals and post-conviction relief.
Criminal Record Expungement
Under a revised criminal record expungement law in Indiana, which is often referred to as the “second chance” law, eligible individuals with prior misdemeanor and certain felony convictions in Indiana can petition a court to expunge their criminal records.
The law states that a person whose record is expunged “shall be treated as if the person had never been convicted of the offense.” This means that if you or someone you know has been convicted of a felony, and that felony is expunged, that individual will again be allowed to do things like vote, hold public office, serve as a juror, or to the extent not prohibited by federal law, to own or possess a firearm.
Those who have made a mistake or wrong choice and paid their debt to society should be given a second chance to enjoy their lives and provide for their families. Attorney Barrett is prepared to evaluate your case to determine if you qualify to have your criminal record expunged. Please contact us to set up a free consultation.
Free Consultation With Our Drug Charge Lawyer
We invite you to call our Logansport law office at 574-516-6188 or toll free at 800-523-5099, or contact us by email to schedule a free initial consultation with experienced criminal defense attorney Matthew D. Barrett. Weekend appointments are available upon request. We will also visit you in jail or elsewhere by appointment.