Lawrence Criminal Defense Lawyers

Central Indiana Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Indianapolis and Beyond






Facing criminal charges in Lawrence, Indiana, can be one of the most challenging moments in your life. The implications extend far beyond the courtroom, potentially affecting your reputation, livelihood, and future.

At Eskew Law, LLC, we understand the gravity of the situation you’re facing and the uncertainty that comes with it. Whether you’re dealing with minor charges or major accusations, we stand ready to defend your rights and work towards the best possible outcome. Contact our office today to speak with a Lawrence criminal defense lawyer.

Outstanding service! I couldn't be happier with the results.

– Ralph

Understanding Your Rights After an Arrest

The Constitution provides rights for those accused of a crime. The following rights protect you and ensure fair treatment under the law.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

This is your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. You are not required to answer any questions about where you have been, what you have done, or whether you have committed a crime. Remember that anything you say—no matter how innocent and inconsequential you think it is—can be used against you in court. So, it is best to remain silent and wait for your attorney before answering questions.

You Have the Right to an Attorney

Under the Sixth Amendment, you have the right to legal representation. It’s important to have legal guidance before making any statements or decisions that could impact your future. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers have a strict duty of confidentiality. We can discuss your case in private and help you prepare to speak with police or prosecutors.

You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

This fundamental principle of American law means that the burden of proof is on the prosecution. The court and jury should view you as innocent unless and until the government proves your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our team is here to defend you and ensure your rights are upheld throughout the legal process.

You Have the Right to a Public Trial

The Sixth Amendment also guarantees a speedy and public trial. This means you can defend yourself against any charges in front of an impartial jury of your peers. We excel in trial practice as we have vast trial experience. We can pick a jury, examine and cross-examine witnesses, make opening statements, and make compelling closing arguments to secure the best possible outcome. 

Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches of your property. Law enforcement needs a warrant or probable cause to conduct a search. If the police violate your rights through an unlawful search or seizure, our attorneys will work hard to exclude any unlawfully collected evidence.

Here for You for All Types of Crimes

Eskew Law, LLC, understands the stress and anxiety that comes with criminal charges. You can count on our firm when you need a Lawrence criminal defense lawyer.

We handle a wide range of criminal cases, including the following.

  • Misdemeanors. From minor offenses such as petty theft or disorderly conduct to more serious misdemeanors like DUI/DWI, we offer comprehensive legal representation to protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences.
  • Felonies. If you’re facing charges for a felony offense such as drug trafficking, assault, or robbery, our experienced felony defense attorneys have the knowledge and skills to mount a strong defense.
  • DUI/DWI. Being charged with driving under the influence can have serious ramifications for your future. Our DUI defense team has a proven track record of success in defending clients against drunk driving charges and helping them navigate the legal process.
  • Theft. Accusations of theft, burglary, or property damage can have serious consequences—whether you face misdemeanors or felonies. Our theft crime defense team will review the details of your case and develop a strategic defense to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Assault and battery. If you are accused of a violent crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney will advocate vigorously to protect your rights and preserve your future.
  • Juvenile offenses. We also provide compassionate and skilled representation for juveniles facing criminal charges. Our goal is to minimize the impact of the legal process on your child’s future and ensure they receive fair treatment under the law.

No matter the charge, call Eskew Law, LLC. We are ready to build a compelling defense, protect your rights, and help you get your life back on track.

The Eskew Law, LLC Difference

Choosing the right criminal defense law firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. We pride ourselves on a distinctive approach that sets us apart. Here are some ways we position our clients for the best possible results.

  • Personalized legal experience. Every client deserves a custom legal strategy. Our attorneys take the time to understand your unique situation and offer tailored legal advice.
  • Unwavering dedication to clients. Nothing can shake our commitment to you. Our team will work tirelessly to protect your rights and get the best outcome available.
  • Ten years of experience. With a team of seasoned attorneys, Eskew Law, LLC brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the table. Our lawyers know the law, how to strategize for maximum impact, and how to advocate for you when you need it most.
  • Transparent communication. We understand that the legal process can be confusing and lengthy. We are always here to discuss your case so you never feel alone.
  • A record of success. Our track record speaks for itself. We have successfully defended many clients for whom we have secured acquittals, reduced charges, and shorter sentences.

Overall, we will provide the highest quality legal representation and give your case the attention it deserves. When you choose Eskew Law, LLC, you’re not just getting a lawyer—you’re gaining a partner who will stand by you until your case is fully resolved.

Lawrence Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to common questions we receive. For tailored guidance and support, please reach out to us directly. 

What Should I Do After an Arrest?

If you’re arrested, it’s important to remain calm and cooperative. Exercise your right to remain silent and ask for an attorney as soon as possible. Avoid making any statements or signing documents without legal counsel present. Even seemingly innocent words can be twisted or misconstrued, and anything you say can be used against you in court. So, it is far better to remain silent until your lawyer prepares you and advises you to speak.

Can the Prosecutor Drop or Reduce the Charges Against Me?

Yes, charges can sometimes be dropped or reduced, depending on the circumstances of your case. Factors such as lack of evidence, procedural errors, or successful plea negotiations can lead to a change in charges. Our attorneys will examine every aspect of your case to identify the best legal strategy.

How Does the Bail Process Work?

Bail is a set amount of money that acts as insurance between the court and the arrestee. The court sets the bail amount, and if paid, the accused can be released from custody until their court date. Our firm can assist in navigating the bail process and advocating for a reasonable amount.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Whether your case goes to trial depends on various factors, including the strength of the evidence against you, the legal strategies employed by your defense attorney, and the possibility of negotiating a favorable plea deal. While many criminal cases are resolved through plea agreements, your attorney will assess your case and advise you on the best course of action.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Defending yourself against criminal charges can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Eskew Law, LLC, offers a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and explore your legal options. Our attorneys have over a decade of experience and will use their knowledge to build you the best defense available. 

Contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation with a Lawrence criminal defense lawyer.

Next Steps

1. Consultation Meet with the attorney to discuss your legal issue. This initial meeting helps you understand their expertise and decide if they're the right fit.
2. Agreement Review and sign a retainer agreement. This contract outlines the services, fees, and other essential terms.
3. Documents Gather and provide all relevant documents related to your case. This step helps your attorney build your case efficiently.
4. Communication Set expectations for how and when you'll communicate with your attorney. Clear communication ensures that you stay informed throughout the process.

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