Hobart Criminal Defense Lawyer

 

Attorney Shane O’Donnell has been serving the residents of Hobart, Indiana for several years.  He has also successfully handled many criminal cases in the Hobart City Court as both a criminal defense attorney and as a sit-in prosecutor.

 

Hobart is a suburb of Gary in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,059 at the 2010 census. Although it has been historically primarily residential, recent annexation has added a significant retail corridor to the city.

 

Hobart is home to many thriving businesses in its downtown shopping district, including the historic Art Theatre.  Hobart is also home to the Westfield Southlake Shopping Mall and many surrounding retailers and restaurants, although most businesses are required to list their addresses as Merrillville.

 

Though this area was historically an unincorporated section of Lake County prior to annexation by the City of Hobart, it is currently served by the Merrillville post office.

 

The nearest large airports serving Hobart are the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY) in Gary and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in nearby Chicago. The Hobart Sky Ranch Airport (3HO) is located 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the city's downtown business district.

 

Hobart contains 3 major railroads: Norfolk Southern Railway, which runs through County Line Road to Liverpool Road, Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad, which runs through County Line Road to Wisconsin Street, and Canadian National Railway, which runs through Colorado Street and through a portion of Hobart in the southernmost part of the area known as Ainsworth.

 

Hobart is also home to the Indiana Botanic Gardens, which is the nation's largest and oldest retailer of herbs. The company moved to Hobart back in the mid-1990s and is located off of Business Route 6.

 

Another manufacturing concern headquartered in Hobart since 1952 is Midwest Products, a manufacturer of hobby materials and radio controlled model aircraft.

 

George Earle, an English immigrant bought land from the Potawatomi Native American tribe, who built a dam on Deep River, creating Lake George. He named the settlement which later developed Hobart, after his brother, Frederick Hobart Earle, who never left England.

 

There are two NRHP sites in the downtown area of Hobart, The First Unitarian Church of Hobart and The Hobart Carnegie Library.

 

City of Hobart, Indiana website- (http://www.city.hobart.in.us)

Hobart Police Department- Non-emergency) (219) 942-1125

Hobart Fire Department- (219) 942-5184

Hobart City Court- 219 942-8218

 

 

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