East Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyer


Criminal Defense Attorney Shane O’Donnell, a former Lake County prosecutor, has proudly served the residents of East Chicago for several years.  Attorney O’Donnell also has numerous misdemeanor cases in the East Chicago City Court.


East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana.  The population was 29,698 at the 2010 census.  It is the home of Marktown, Clayton Mark's planned worker community.


East Chicago is home to ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor Works, the largest steel mill in the United States. Indiana Harbor Works comprises of East mill, originally Inland Steel, and West mill, owned for most of its life by Youngstown Sheet and Tube.


The city operates a free bus service known as East Chicago Transit.  It features three routes:


Route 1 Crosstown

Route 2 West Calumet, and Route 4 Woodmar Mall. GPRT Route 12 stops in East Chicago on its way from Hammond to Gary.  Finally, PACE runs Route 892, a special work shuttle that runs between Gary, East Chicago and UPS' Hodgkins facility.


Its schedule is designed to coincide with UPS workers' shifts.  The route is operated in cooperation with UPS, which partially funds its operations.


City of East Chicago, Indiana website- (http://www.eastchicago.com/)

East Chicago Police Department- (219) 391-8331 (non-emergency)

East Chicago Fire Department- (219) 391-8472

East Chicago City Court- (219) 391-8489



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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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