Speak to an Attorney before you speak to the police. Call the attorneys at Jones Law Office if you or a loved one has been charged with a violent crime in Indiana. You need an aggressive, relentless criminal defense lawyer to fight for you and protect your rights.

Aggressively Defending Violent Crime Cases

At Jones Law Office, all cases that include murder, armed robbery, and rape allegations are referred to as high-stakes criminal defense cases. These types of charges are serious and convictions can lead to very long prison sentences, life in prison, the impossibility for parole, and the death penalty.

If you or a loved one are facing possible charges or an arrest for a violent crime, our attorneys’ experience, expertise and true grit will benefit you as we will fight aggressively and tirelessly for your rights and your liberty.

At Jones Law Office we handle all levels of misdemeanor and felony cases, including:
• Class A Misdemeanors
• Class B Misdemeanors
• Class C Misdemeanors
• Level 1 Felonies
• Level 2 Felonies
• Level 3 Felonies
• Level 4 Felonies
• Level 5 Felonies
• Level 6 Felonies

Contact Jones Law Office about your charges today. Call (574) 239-7017 or submit a form to request your free consultation and start building your best defense strategy today.

Defending Against Murder Charges

Current Indiana law, Indiana Code Section 35-42-1-1, defines a crime as murder when one intentionally kills someone, kills someone while committing another felony, or kills a fetus that could survive outside of the womb after birth with the help of modern medicine.

When someone dies during a felony, this is known as the "felony murder rule," and the felonies include arson, burglary, child molestation, kidnapping, rape, carjacking, and drug dealing.

Why Should I Speak to a Murder Defense Attorney?

In the state of Indiana, the death penalty is legal, making the need for a strong and dedicated defense even more important as you fight for your liberty and also for your life. The death penalty cannot be given to defendants younger than 18, although 16 and 17-year-olds can be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Other sentences include life in prison without the possibility of parole and 45-65 years in prison in addition to a fine of up to $10,000.

If you are facing charges of murder, call the criminal defense attorneys at Jones Law Office for a free consultation today and get the best possible defense for your case. Call (574) 239-7017 or submit a form to request your free consultation today.

Defending Against Armed Robbery Charges

Indiana Law, according to Indiana Code Section 35-43-5-1, defines armed robbery as when someone intentionally takes another's property by threatening their safety or making them feel in danger, while armed with a deadly weapon. If there is no deadly weapon present, the crime is robbery, which is a Level 5 Felony, while armed robbery is a Level 3 Felony. If the robbery involves drugs in a pharmaceutical or official setting, the crime is seen as more severe, with armed robbery now a Level 2 Felony.

If you are a habitual offender, having committed two Level 1 to Level 4 Felonies in the past 10 years, you can be charged as a habitual offender, and your sentence can be added to, up to an additional 30 years in prison, depending on the severity of the charges. If you or a loved one have been convicted for felonies unrelated to the charge you are currently facing, call Jones Law Office at (574) 239-7017 now to discuss your case with our criminal defense attorneys. We will fight for your rights and for your liberty.

Sentences for first-time offenders may be anywhere from 3 to 16 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Facing an armed robbery charge is very serious and the consequences of having the wrong representation can affect the rest of your life.

Why Should I Speak to an Armed Robbery Defense Attorney?

While there are no guarantees, understanding your rights and legal options can improve your defensive strategy. The most common defense to armed robbery is the case of mistaken identity. The robbery may have occurred but the defendant did not commit it. This can be proven by surveillance cameras, eyewitness accounts, and alibis. Surveillance cameras are the most accurate way of proving who the perpetrator of the crime was.

Eyewitness accounts can be good for the defense; however, they can also be skewed if the witnesses have a relationship with the person who was robbed.

Alibis are a strong defense, especially if there is physical evidence to prove you were not near the crime when the robbery occurred.

In order to be convicted of armed robbery, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you in fact committed the crime. Mistaken identity and false accusations can weaken the prosecution’s case against you.

If you are facing accusations of armed robbery, never freely talk to investigators about the case without an experienced attorney present. Often times, you will be asked questions that you may not fully understand and can accidentally incriminate yourself.

Hiring an experienced attorney at the beginning of the accusations can provide the best outcome for your case. An experienced attorney can often find procedural issues such as illegal search and seizure, and this will weaken the case against you.

The criminal defense attorneys at Jones Law Office will fight for you and determine the best defense to ensure your rights and freedom are protected. Call (574) 239-7017 or submit a form to request your free consultation today.

Defending Against Rape Charges

Title 35, Article 42, Chapter 4 of Indiana Code describes sex crimes, and defines rape as occurring when sexual conduct or intercourse takes place when one party is compelled by force or the threat of force, is unaware that the sexual acts took place, or is unable to consent due to disabilities or deficiencies.

If this crime is committed while the use or threat of deadly force is present, the alleged rapist is armed with a deadly weapon, serious harm results to someone other than the defendant, or drugs or other controlled substances are used to facilitate the rape, then the offense becomes a Level 1 Felony. This makes the sentences much more severe. If you have been accused of rape as a Level 3 or a Level 1 Felony, contact Jones Law Office immediately for a free consultation about your case with experienced and aggressive attorneys who will fight for you.

Sentences for Level 3 Felony rape may include 3 to 16 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.

Level 1 Felonies may have more severe penalties of 20-40 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines, if a conviction is made.

Why Should I Speak to a Rape Defense Attorney?

Not only will a sentence for rape greatly affect your life, but so will the stigma of being a convicted sex offender and rapist. If you have been accused of rape in Indiana, schedule a consultation today with our experienced criminal defense attorneys to discuss your options and protect your future. Call Jones Law Office at (574) 239-7017 or submit a form to request your free consultation today.

Need an Indiana Violent Crime Defense Attorney?

If you or a loved one are facing possible charges or an arrest for a violent crime, call Jones Law Office today. We are here to help, and we are in your corner 100% of the time. Call anytime for a free consultation and we will advise you of your rights and the best course of action to help.

Call (574) 239-7017 or submit a form to request your free consultation today. The criminal defense attorneys at Jones Law Office will work aggressively and relentlessly to secure the best outcome for you. At Jones Law Office, we fight tirelessly to protect you, your liberty, and your rights.