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Indiana Criminal Defense Attorneys

Gibson Law Office attorneys represent people charged with serious felony and misdemeanor crimes throughout Indiana, in both State and Federal Courts. Our attorneys have significant jury trial experience, including winning acquittal at trial in major felony and Operating While Intoxicated cases. If you need a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you, we can help.


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You need to act fast to protect your rights. Certain defenses and motions must be filed prior to deadlines set by the court. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will develop a strategy to attack the evidence in your case.

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Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Explore our practice areas then contact us to see how we can help you. Our lawyers have experience in more than 80 Indiana counties. 

Have you been arrested or charged with a crime? Contact us for a free consultation.
  • Battery & Self Defense
    In Indiana, a person can use force against another person to protect themselves or a third person from what they reasonably believe is an imminent attack against them. An experienced criminal attorney can assist you by identifying evidence or witnesses that can help establish self-defense in a battery or assault case or challenge a claim of criminal confinement.If you have been attacked, we can help.
  • Crime & Immigration Consequences
    If you’re a foreign national who’s been arrested or is a suspect in a crime, you need an experienced criminal attorney immediately. Certain criminal convictions can have harsh immigration consequences for foreign nationals, including deportation and/or being inadmissible to the United States. Our lawyers represent college students with F-1 visas.
  • Driving While Suspended
    Suspended license? We’ll help you get back on the road. If you are charged with driving while suspended, our experienced criminal attorneys can assist you by identifying why your license was suspended and what needs to be done to get your driver’s license reinstated. You may be eligible for Specialized Driving Privileges to drive for work and other purposes.
  • OWI - DUI (Operating While Intoxicated)
    Gibson Law Office has statewide experience defending  Operating While Intoxicated cases. If you are arrested for OWI, our attorneys will pursue any viable defenses aggressively.We understand the urgency of restoring your driving privileges and will develop a strategy to get you back on the road. 
  • Ecstasy Charges

    If you are arrested on ecstasy-related charges, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. Gibson Law Office attorneys in Lafayette, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, and Muncie, Indiana have extensive experience defending drug cases, including possession of and dealing ecstasy.

  • False Identification - Fake ID
    An arrest for possession or use of a false identification or “Fake ID” in Indiana can have serious consequences for a young person beyond the court proceedings. Crimes of dishonesty can affect your ability to work in certain jobs, including those that require high-live government security clearance. Gibson Law Office attorneys have more than 20 years of experience representing college students at Purdue, IU and Ball State.
  • Habitual Traffic Violations
    Habitual traffic violators can lose driving privileges for 5 years, 10 years, or even life. A person suspended as a habitual traffic violator may qualify for Specialized Driving Privileges, which can be granted for employment or other purposes approved by the court. If your license is suspended, our Indiana attorneys can help. You may be eligible to get back on the roads now.
  • Invasion of Privacy
    If you are charged with invasion of privacy, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively attack the evidence in your case. Can the prosecutor prove that any violation of a protective order or no contact order was knowing and intentional? If you are charged with invasion of privacy in Indiana, our experienced criminal defense lawyers can help.
  • Marijuana & Drug Crimes
    Marijuana and other drug charges can arise from merely being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, or being associated with the wrong people. Drug arrests can also result from illegal traffic stops or illegal searches. If you have been arrested for a marijuana or other controlled substance offense, consult with an experienced criminal attorney who can evaluate whether your Constitutional rights were violated.
  • Neglect of a Dependent
    False child abuse allegations can arise from misdiagnosed medical evidence, unreliable witnesses, or even intentionally false accusations during a custody fight. If a person is accused of any form of child abuse, they should contact our experienced Indiana criminal attorneys immediately.
  • Pornography
    The evidence in these charges often involves sophisticated technical information and investigative tools. Defending child pornography and solicitation charges requires a tech-savvy criminal defense attorney. We know how to analyze and attack the evidence in computer crimes charges.
  • Probation Violations
    Probation violations require a proactive defense. A petition to revoke probation may be filed after a new arrest, a failed drug screen, or a technical violation. It’s important to take immediate action to develop a strategy to avoid jail time.
  • Public Intoxication & Underage Drinking
    Public intoxication and underage drinking are prosecuted aggressively in Indiana, including charges filed against Purdue, IU, and Ball State students. However, after a 2012 change to the Public Intoxication law, many cases can be successfully defended. 
  • Reckless Driving
    If you are charged with reckless driving, our defense attorneys will strategically attack the State’s case. Is the charge based solely on speeding? Were you on a country road where no other cars were present? What or who was actually endangered? Our attorneys will ask the critical questions and challenge the State’s case.
  • Sentences for Felonies & Misdemeanors
    If you are charged with a crime in Indiana, it is important to understand the possible penalties that you are facing. Our experienced Indiana criminal attorneys can help you develop a strategy to seek to minimize any possible sentence. We’ll help you develop a plea negotiation strategy and determine whether to go to trial.
  • Sex Crimes
    If you are charged with a sex crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who has experience winning at trial. Sex crimes carry serious penalties, and plea agreements often involve substantial prison time. Attorney Brett Gibson has won acquittal at jury trial in multiple sex crimes cases, including charges of child molesting, sexual misconduct with a minor, and rape.
  • Sexual Misconduct

    Defending sexual misconduct charges requires strategy, preparation, and jury trial experience. You need an effective criminal defense attorney with experience in sexual misconduct cases. Indiana defense attorney Brett Gibson has won acquittal at jury trial on sexual misconduct charges and other sex crimes.

  • Theft, Burglary, & Fraud
    Theft, burglary, forgery, and fraud are felony offenses that are crimes of dishonesty. These offenses require proof of knowing and intentional action by a defendant and police often seek to obtain confessions before a suspect is charged. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys help you navigate these charges to reduce or dismiss them.

Criminal Defense for College Students

College students require specialized representation that protects them in the court room and keeps them on campus. Our attorneys understand the impact a criminal case can have on a student’s  education and career. We have represented college students in criminal cases and university disciplinary hearings for more
than 20 years.