Criminal Offenses in Indiana

Below is a list of some of the major practice areas which I defend as an Indianapolis criminal defense attorney. If you are charged with something else, give us a call, we can probably help you too. To learn more about Emerson Law and JR Emerson contact our office today. All consultations are free and confidential.

Crimes Against Persons (317) 969-8000

  • Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Culpable Negligence
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Felony Battery
  • Stalking
  • Cyber stalking
  • Aggravated Stalking
  • Felony Battery
  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

Property and Theft Offenses (317) 969-8000

  • Trespass
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Retail Theft
  • Shoplifting

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  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Grand Theft
  • Petit Theft
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Worthless / Bounced Check
  • Giving False Information to a Pawnbroker
  • Burglary
  • Possession of Burglary Tools

Driving and Traffic Offenses (317) 969-8000

  • DUI / DWI / OWI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving with Suspended License
  • Racing on Highways / Street Racing
  • No Motorcycle Endorsement
  • No Valid Driver’s License
  • Driving with a Revoked License
  • Expired Tag / Registration
  • Attaching Tag Not Assigned
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit and Run
  • Habitual Traffic Offenders

Public Order Offenses (317) 969-8000

  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Breach of Peace
  • Loitering and Prowling
  • Affray and Riots Defense
  • Disorderly Intoxication
  • Open House Party

Prostitution, Lewd Behavior, Indecent Exposure:  (317) 969-8000

  • Prostitution and Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Indecent Exposure / Exposure of Sexual Organs
  • Unnatural and Lascivious Acts
  • Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age

Obstruction of Justice / Perjury / Injunction Crimes (317) 969-8000

  • Resisting Arrest Without Violence
  • Resisting Arrest with Violence
  • False Reporting
  • Giving False Information About a Crime
  • False Report About a Crime / False Police Report
  • Giving False Name or Identification to Law Enforcement
  • Violation of Injunction (Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence)
  • Violation of Condition of Release
  • Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer

Drug Possession Crimes (317) 969-8000

  • Drug Possession: Generally
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession with Intent to Sell
  • Marijuana with Intent to Sell
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Indiana Possession Statutes

Indiana Weapon Offenses (317) 969-8000

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Improper Exhibition of a Firearm or Other Weapon
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm

Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Former Judge of the Whitestown Town Court, Attorney Emerson explains what to look for when considering a criminal defense attorney.

Criminal Penalties in Indiana

From Felonies to Misdemeanors we will explain the possible legal consequences associated with each criminal charge.

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How an Attorney Can Help

The State must prove it's case beyond a reasonable doubt.  Your attorney's job is to challenge the State's evidence.  Learn how an attorney can help with the use of Subpoena's and Depositions.


Whether you are contemplating divorce, or been arrested or injured you are probably scared, unsure what will come next and what to do.  Give me a call. We will sit down, go over your options and work to find a way to move forward. Call me or another attorney. But call someone and get the help you deserve.

- JR Emerson, Attorney

I am here to help. I am not here to judge. For nearly 20 years I have been helping people in difficult situations and I would be happy to speak with you to see how I might be able to help you too.

- Jill Bracken-Emerson, Attorney


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Our office is located on the north side of Indianapolis at 98th Street and Keystone Avenue.

3091 E. 98th Street, Suite 180

Indianapolis, IN 46280

Phone: 1-317-969-8000


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Our attorneys represent people in need of assistance with personal injuries, car accidents, divorce, family law and DUI/OVWI matters.  Our clients typically live in counties throughout central Indiana including, Hamilton County, Boone County, Marion County, Hendricks County and Johnson County.  Please contact our office to learn how we can help.

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