Defending the Accused
Not all attorneys in Indiana provide representation for clients facing charges. Most attorneys defend those accused of state crimes, such as OUI/DUI, local drug crimes, domestic violence crimes, and other violations of Indiana law. Attorney John Watkins is licensed to practice in local state courts as well as the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
If you are facing a criminal charge in or around Fort Wayne, you can turn to a trusted legal professional who is experienced in handling these matters. Our firm is well-versed in the differences between investigations, procedures, and laws. The time to alert us to your investigation, arrest, or charges, as soon as possible. Early intervention can often be the key to avoiding charges altogether or having them dropped or reduced. Our criminal defense attorney can step in to conduct an independent investigation of your situation in search of favorable evidence, potential defenses, and options.
Get trusted and proven legal help for the defense at the Watkins Law Firm. Contact us online or at (260) 908-9898 for a free case review. Serving Allen County, Whitley County, and DeKalb County.
State crimes differ state by state; each state passes its own laws. For example, Indiana’s gun laws may differ greatly from those in California or Wyoming. Criminal investigations of state crimes are conducted by county sheriffs, state police, or local law enforcement and are prosecuted in local courts by state District Attorneys or city lawyers.
In some instances, a crime may violate both state and federal law, such as large-scale drug trafficking. In these cases, the state and federal prosecutors will decide on a case-by-case basis whether it will be prosecuted at the state or federal level. Finally, those convicted of federal crimes will be subject to imprisonment in federal facilities while those convicted of state crimes may be subject to time spent in a local county jail or state prison.
Reach out to our Fort Wayne state and federal criminal defense attorney for a free case evaluation by submitting your contact information online or calling Watkins Law Firm at (260) 908-9898.
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