Practice Areas

Criminal Defense/Juvenile Adjudications/University Disciplinary Proceedings

Joel handles all types of criminal cases at the trial level, from low-level misdemeanors to major felonies (homicides, sex offenses, drug cases, etc.). He also represents juveniles in delinquency proceedings and advises students in university disciplinary proceedings. 

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Appeals

Joel and Cara aided in the drafting of over 250 judicial opinions while working as judicial law clerks for the Court of Appeals of Indiana. Since that time, they have handled over 100 civil and criminal appeals, both before the Supreme Court of Indiana and the Court of Appeals of Indiana.

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Post-Conviction Petitions

Before opening her own firm Cara was a deputy state public defender, handling post-conviction ("P.C.R.") cases.  In law school, Joel reviewed petitions requesting permission to file a successive petition for post-conviction relief to recommend whether they should be granted.

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Habeas Corpus Petitions

If efforts to obtain relief in state court are unsuccessful, Joel assists clients in seeking relief in federal court through the habeas corpus process.  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT JOEL

 

Offender Registry Issues/Parole Revocations

Cara has taken a special interest in helping clients understand their sex and violent offender registration requirements.  She has assisted numerous clients in requesting removal from the registry.  She is also familiar with the parole revocation process and the steps that must be taken to challenge the revocation of one's parole.  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT CARA

 

 

Hardship Licenses/Expungements

 

Joel represents clients in obtaining hardship licenses and in seeking expungement of their criminal records.  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT JOEL