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Experienced Criminal Defense in Indianapolis

Also Serving Central Indiana

At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we are proud to offer quality representation and aggressive defense for our clients throughout the Indianapolis area. We have provided favorable case results to individuals facing criminal accusations as well as those who have had their rights infringed upon by law enforcement personnel.

With the guidance of our team, you can be rest assured that everything that can be done is being done to provide you with a desirable resolution to your situation. When you work with an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer from our firm, we can take immediate action to protect your rights, defend your freedom, and seek a positive resolution for you.

Unlike other firms that push cases to finish quickly just to move on to the next case, we take the time to get to know you and develop a personalized strategy to help ensure that your needs are met. No case is too big or too small for our talented team to handle. As former prosecutors, we can offer unique insight into your case and plan accordingly for the actions of prosecutors.

If you find yourself facing any of the following legal concerns, you need to contact an Indianapolis criminal defense attorney from our team right away!

Criminal Appeals

If you feel that you were sentenced to unfair penalties or that your rights were violated during the criminal trial, you may be able to obtain a criminal appeal. Keffer Barnhart LLP can help pursue this action and protect your rights throughout the case.


Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a very serious crime in Indiana, and if you have been arrested for DUI, OVWI or OWI, you need to work with Keffer Barnhart LLP right away. We can aggressively pursue a favorable outcome for any intoxicated driving charge and protect your driving privileges.

Drug Crimes

Multiple types of offenses are associated with drug crimes, and if you have been charged with an offense relating to the sale, possession or manufacture of drugs, you could be facing harsh penalties. Protect yourself and your future by working with an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer now.

Expungement / Sealing Records / Restricted Access

Are you haunted by your criminal past? You may be eligible to expunge or seal your records. This legal process allows you to move forward with your life and obtain jobs, housing and loans that have been otherwise denied to you because of your record.

First Time Criminal Offenses

Individuals charged with their first crime may qualify for special considerations or could qualify for diversion programs that can help the defendant avoid significant jail time.

Gun Charges

With gun crimes covered extensively in the media, it should come as no surprise that the penalties you may be facing for an alleged gun-related offense could significantly affect your future. Do not hesitate to contact Keffer Barnhart LLP right away if you have been arrested for a gun crime.

Habitual Traffic Violators

Traffic tickets can cause serious complications in your life, including points on your driving record, putting you at risk of losing your license, and potentially resulting in a steep increase of your insurance premiums. If you are a habitual traffic offender, you need to contact Keffer Barnhart LLP today!

For more information and how our attorneys can help with your criminal defense, contact us today.

Handgun Licenses and Handgun License Appeals

In order to legally own a firearm in the state of Indiana, you need to obtain a license to carry a handgun. If you have been denied a license, Keffer Barnhart LLP can help appeal the findings and assist you in protecting your Second Amendment right.

Probation Violations

Probation is a privilege, not a right. If you have been granted probation in lieu of a jail sentence or in addition to jail time, you need to abide by all requirements defined in your probationary terms. Failure to do so can result in serious penalties and additional criminal charges.

Sentence Modifications

At Keffer Barnhart LLP, we have experience assisting our clients with obtaining sentence modifications. If you fear that an error was made in your sentencing or that your rights were violated in any manner, we may be able to assist you in petitioning for a sentence modification from the court.

Sex Offenses / Sex Offender Registry

If you are convicted of a sex crime in Indiana, you will have to abide by the sex offender registry law. Under this law, you will be required to register as a convicted sex offender and provide personal information, including your name, address, and criminal record.

Theft Crimes

Burglary, robbery, credit card theft, embezzlement, fraud and shoplifting can all be considered theft crimes. If you have been charged with any of these offenses, you need to immediately contact an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer from our firm.

Traffic Citations and Violations

If you are one of the many individuals who have been cited for a traffic violation such as a moving stop, speeding, or running a red light, our firm can help. You can fight these tickets with the guidance of an attorney who can help protect your driving privileges and your rights.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are some of the most aggressively prosecuted offenses in the state of Indiana. If convicted, you could face life in prison without parole, be subjected to restraints or face the death penalty. You need to aggressively protect your future by working with Keffer Barnhart LLP!

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are considered to be "lesser" offenses than violent crimes but they still carry major penalties. If you are convicted, you could face federal penalties and incur a permanent criminal record. You need to work with Keffer Barnhart LLP right away.

Aggressive Representation for Criminal Cases

If you have been arrested and charged with a serious offense, you need to contact an experienced and understanding legal representative from Keffer Barnhart LLP. Our team stands ready to pursue the best possible outcome for your situation and ensure that your rights are protected and your freedom is actively defended.

If you have questions or concerns about your situation or how working with an Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer from our team can help, schedule a free initial consultation with today! Contact Keffer Barnhart LLP to learn more.

Our Accomplishments

  • Former Deputy Prosecutors

  • Former Fatal Alcohol Crash Team

  • LawInfo Lead Counsel Rated

  • Two-time Indianapolis Bar Association Director's Award Recipient

  • Top 40 Under 40 according to the National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Superior Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense

  • Former Marion County (Indianapolis) DUI Prosecution Unit