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Five Steps to take when charged with a crime

#1 Do not talk  about your case with anyone Police and other authorities are trained to coax information and details from you about your case. You have a right granted by the U.S. Constitution to  remain silent. Friends and family don't have the legal training to give advice.

Hire a qualified attorney to represent you

#2 Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious circumstance. Find a lawyer who is qualified and experienced in dealing with matters that you are charged with. (See our practice areas)

Remain Calm

#3 We understand that you and your family family are under a  considerable amount of stress. Don't panic. If you have legal questions only receive advice from your attorney. Your case will be fully reviewed and analyzed by your lawyer.

Activate your support network

#4 Dealing with legal issues can require time away from your family, job or business. Have a support network that can help with non legal personal issues. Children need to be cared for and bills will need to be paid.

Think Long Term

#5 While the legal system is often not speedy, it has many provisions to protect your rights.  It's important that you to let your attorney address your cases issues in a detailed and deliberate manner. It's in your best interests to remain patient.

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Indiana License Suspension Attorneys

 

While you may have taken it for granted while you had it, losing your drivers license makes you realize how important it is. If your license has been suspended, you will need an attorney to help you obtain a valid license.

 

At the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell, located in Crown Point, Indiana, we help people explore their options for getting their driving privileges back. We make sure people know where they stand, and clearly explain all of their options.

 

Attorney Shane O’Donnell is a former traffic Prosecutor and has handles countless cases on both the State side and the Defense side.  Therefore, it is in your best interest to give our law office a call.

 

If you are stressing out because your license is suspended, our law office can and will help you. Call our Crown Point, Indiana office today at (219) 213-2254 for a free consultation.

 

Why Was Your License Suspended?

 

The first step in determining the best way to approach a license suspension case is to understand why a license was suspended in the first place.  Driver's license suspensions often result from:

 

• No proof of insurance

• Failure to pay traffic tickets

• Failure to appear in court

• Drug convictions

 

License suspensions also can occur due to having 10 traffic tickets within a 10-year span, when at least one of them is considered a major offense. Anyone with three major traffic violations within ten years is considered a habitual traffic violator (HTV). Major violations include:

 

• Drunk driving (OWI/DUI/DWI)

• Driving while suspended (DWS)

• Leaving the scene of an accident (Failure of Duty)

• Reckless driving

• Operating Without a License

 

Lifetime Suspensions

If you already have HTV status and are caught driving without a license, you are facing a lifetime suspension of your drivers license.

 

The issues surrounding lifetime license suspensions and plea bargains are complicated and require the help of an experienced attorney to get the job done right.

 

To learn more about your options for reinstating your license, contact us today by calling (219) 213-2254 for a free consultation.

 

 

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