A good criminal defense attorney must not only possess a deep understanding of the laws in Indiana, but also the scientific and forensic techniques used by authorities and prosecutors to gather evidence and prove a case. It’s in those details that a quality defense can be mounted for an individual charged with a crime. I believe you should be looking for an attorney who will design a legal strategy to suit your specific situation, whether you are facing charges of operating while intoxicated, drug possession, domestic disputes, or other criminal offenses. If you have questions about the criminal charges you or a loved one are facing — or if you would like to speak with me to discuss your legal options — I would be glad to meet and go over your case specifics.
A criminal record often follows an individual for the rest of his or her life. For that reason, it is almost never a good idea to discuss your case with law enforcement or sign a statement relating to a criminal investigation without an attorney present. Call me before deciding to take on even a seemingly minor offense on your own. I will do my best to provide straightforward answers and to alleviate any fears you may have.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, you need to be advised regarding your legal rights and options. I have the proven capability to successfully represent clients charged with drug crimes in an efficient and professional manner.
Public intoxication, OWI (operating while intoxicated; also called a “DUI”), open container, and underage consumption are a few of the more common charges related to alcohol. Being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is usually the most serious crime and can lead to some serious complications down the road if not handled properly. We go into greater detail on the topic of drunk driving charges on our OWI defense page. As always, let me know how we can help.
Drug-related crimes include simple drug possession for personal use quantities, drug trafficking/distribution (being in possession of larger amounts of illegal drugs), and drug manufacturing (the production of illicit drugs). No matter what you were charged with, drug-related crimes are serious offenses which are often accompanied by collateral consequences that demand quality legal representation. Let me know how we can be of assistance and feel free to request an appointment.
Property crimes include many common crimes relating to theft, damage, or destruction of property belonging to another individual or entity. They can range from misdemeanor offenses such as shoplifting or criminal damage to property to serious felonies including armed robbery, burglary, and arson. Generally speaking, the following charges fall under the property crimes category: theft, arson, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, and criminal damage to property. A qualified lawyer can help explain your options when someone you know has been charged with a property crime. Contact us to set up a free consultation.
Felony offenses are some of the most serious charges someone can face and are often associated with harsh penalties including mandatory minimum sentencing. Murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and kidnapping are some of the more common felony offenses individuals in Indiana can be charged with. Certain property crimes and crimes against a person (assault/battery) can also be considered a felony offense, depending on the severity of the crime. If you or a loved one are facing felony charges, allow me to help successfully navigate the legal system in Indiana.
As a parent, one of my biggest motivators is helping young adults who have run off course for the first time. No matter what delinquency charges a minor is facing, I would be honored to help your child fight their charges and get back on course.
Domestic violence refers to violent or abusive acts committed by one family or household member against another, such as child or spousal abuse. Domestic violence can occur in any kind of intimate relationship or co-habitation arrangement.
Assault & Battery
Assault covers a wide range of illegal behavior, but does not necessarily mean that someone was physically harmed. When someone is physically harmed in an altercation, the charges become battery. If you or a loved one has been charged with assault or battery in Indiana, contact Pejic Law Group, P.C. to set up a free consultation to discuss the best way forward.
Survivors of domestic violence have several civil and criminal protection or restraining order options to protect themselves from abuse and harassment. These protective orders permit the victim to notify local authorities and have the abuser arrested for aggravated stalking if the order is violated. I can help with obtaining issuance of protection/restraining orders, as well as defend against wrongful allegations.
Cyber crimes are criminal offenses committed on the Internet or otherwise aided by various forms of computer and/or cellular data technology, such as the use of online social networks to bully others (cyberbullying) or sending sexually explicit images with a smart phone. Computer crimes include unauthorized intrusion into a computer or network or the introduction of a virus onto a computer. Other common cyber crimes include identity theft, internet fraud, and other forms of digital thievery.
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people say, “I would rather be charged with Murder than a sex offense!” If the sex offense alleges the victim was a child, even worse. Most people cannot even imagine what it would be like to be accused of such a heinous offense.
You need an experienced attorney if you are accused of a sex offense. You need an attorney who has handled these specific types of cases. After all, what can be worse than being Falsely Accused of a Sex Offense?
If convicted of a sex offense you may be sentenced to prison. You will also be required to register as a sex offender upon your release from prison.
Due to the heinous nature of these types of allegations, if you are accused, you need an experienced attorney as your reputation and career are on the line. An experienced attorney knows who law enforcement and prosecutors investigate and approach sex offense cases.
At Pejic Law Group, P.C. we routinely utilize the services of expert consultants to assist in creating a solid and effective defense.