Criminal Defense

Dismissal is our goal – We’re local throughout Indiana

When you’re facing criminal charges, Attorney Chris Stidham and Stidham Legal is your experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights and protect your record. In many cases, you won’t have to go to Court. You will receive clear, upfront flat-fee pricing.

Call or send a text message (219) 232-6099 seven days a week for your free case consultation.

Flat-fee pricing

Facing criminal charges can wreak havoc on your life. Protect yourself and your rights with a passionate and skilled Indiana criminal defense attorney at Stidham Legal. Dismissal of all charges is our goal.

Our process begins by carefully reviewing the evidence against you to look for errors and procedural issues. We work to get dismissals for cases with defective, weak or insufficient evidence. For other cases, we work to negotiate an acceptable pre-trial resolution that provides you the best possible outcome.

When you’re charged with a crime, you face a long road ahead. The criminal justice system can be complex and often requires special knowledge to navigate. You don’t have to deal with your situation alone. Call or text Stidham Legal today at (219) 232-6099 to find out how we can help you.

Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

All criminal convictions have serious penalties and often unexpected consequences. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need an aggressive Indiana criminal defense attorney to fight for you against allegations made.

Some possible consequences of criminal conviction include:

Important Issues in
Indiana Criminal Defense

You have right in a criminal investigation.

Don’t let investigators scare you. You have rights throughout the criminal investigation process. A knowledgeable Indiana criminal defense attorney will protect your rights and make sure they are respected from the beginning.

Why do I need an Indiana criminal defense attorney?

The criminal justice system is designed for attorneys. It can be difficult to navigate the process without one. You need to file specific paperwork and meet important deadlines or you lose important rights. Let Stidham Legal, your Indiana criminal defense attorney, handle those details.

Do I have to talk with police officers while under arrest?

If you’ve been arrested, the Fifth Amendment protects your rights to not offer a statement or confession to a police officer. You have the right to remain silent if under questioning. You also have the right to a lawyer. Ask to speak to one and wait until you can receive legal consultation. Avoid saying anything, even if the police officer presses you for information. Your word could eventually be used against you in court.

If I am charged with a DUI, am I eligible for a plea deal?

Yes, Indiana criminal defense attorneys can negotiate a plea bargain for your DUI case which means you won’t have to go to trial. You also will know exactly how long your sentence will be. However, be aware that a plea bargain also means that you may have a DUI conviction on your record and may also result in penalties such as fines, probation, alcohol classes and sometimes jail time. If you decide that a plea bargain is the best direction to take, work with an Indiana criminal defense lawyer to get the best offer possible.