Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense lawyer George S. Ivancevich represents clients in federal felony and misdemeanor defense, state felony and misdemeanor defense, DUI defense, traffic infractions/ordinance violations and obtaining driver privileges

Federal Felony and Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Perhaps nothing is more intimidating than being charged with a crime by the federal government, an entity with seemingly endless resources available for both the investigation and prosecution of criminal allegations. Defending federal charges requires a different skill set than state charges as the penalties, procedures, defense strategies, and required legal acumen are different. A federal prosecution will upend your life; and when your life is on the line, you need experienced federal defense attorneys, not a state court attorney who merely dabbles in federal criminal defense. But more importantly, our team has a long and successful history of defending clients charged with the most complex federal criminal cases.

State Felony and Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Both felony and misdemeanor offenses are punishable by both jail terms and fines; and being charged with even a minor offense can effect your family, reputation, current and future job opportunities, and immigration status. And while our team is experienced in aggressively defending all types of state felony and misdemeanor offenses, even more important – we care about our clients, listen to them, learn about their situations, and work with our clients to provide legal services tailored to their specific case.

What are the Penalities of Operating While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence

The penalties for drunk driving can be very serious, but our team has had particular success in defending clients charged with all varieties of intoxicated and drug impaired driving offenses. Because of our extensive training, experience, and non-stop work ethic, we have enjoyed great success in challenging breath tests, blood draws, and the constitutionality of OWI/DUI roadblocks, all of which may ultimately lead to the filing of either substantially reduced or dismissed charges and prevent the suspension of your driving privileges.

What are the Consequences for Traffic Infractions or Ordinance Violations?

Traffic ticket? Ordinance Violation? Whether you are a commercial or passenger driver, too many traffic tickets can spell disaster. Few are aware of the escalating consequences that could result from just paying a traffic ticket or ordinance violation. For example, if you are ticketed for driving with a suspended license and choose to pay the fine and costs associated with that ticket, a conviction will appear on your driving record and your license will be suspended for 90 days. A second instance of driving while suspended will result in the filing of misdemeanor charges; and if your are convicted of misdemeanor driving while suspended, any further ticketing for that offense will result in the filing of felony charges. Fighting a traffic ticket or ordinance violation might not seem important, that is until you consider how much a conviction on your record could really cost you in terms of further license suspensions, escalating offenses, points on your driving record, or an increase to your insurance premiums. If you find yourself needing to fight a traffic ticket or ordinance violation, call us. Oftentimes, we can resolve your situation without the need for you to attend any court hearings.

Obtaining Specialized Driving Privileges in Indiana

Is a drivers license suspension preventing you from working? Indiana drivers may now petition the court for specialized driving privileges allowing them to drive to and from work and for other basic needs. Under some circumstances, even drivers charged with or convicted of OWI/DUI or other Habitual Driving Offenses may now obtain specialized driving privileges. Our team works together to help clients anticipate obstacles and take the steps to get back on the road as soon as possible with the fewest restrictions. If you need to drive and want to obtain specialized driving privileges, call us and we will to assist you in getting back on the road.

Choose an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you need legal assistance and representation in criminal law contact us today at (219) 769-0087. We assist clients in criminal cases in Indiana and Illinois including but not limited to Merrillville, Crown Point, Hobart, Griffith, Schererville, Saint John, Gary, Lake Station, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Portage, Munster, Hammond, Lansing, Valparaiso, Sauk Village and East Chicago.

How Can We Help?

We are committed to placing the needs of our clients before all others, and to providing excellent representation at a fair price. Our size allows us to provide the personal service that clients expect; our experience and expertise allow us to provide the tools necessary for success in an ever more litigious world.