St. John Criminal Defense Lawyer


Criminal Defense Attorney Shane O’Donnell, a former prosecutor, has successfully represented numerous St. John, Indiana residents.  Attorney O’Donnell also attended and graduated from high school in St. John at Lake Central High School.


St. John is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States.  The town of St. John has homes in St. John Township and Hanover Township.  St. John was founded in 1837. The population was 14,850 at the 2010 census.  In 2009, St. John ranked 48th among CNN's top 100 places to live in the United States.


St. John is served by both the Lake Central School Corporation and the Hanover Community School Corporation.  Four of the ten Lake Central schools are located in Saint John.  These include Lake Central High School, Lake Central Freshmen Center,  Kolling Elementary School, and Clark Middle School.


In addition to public schools, the community is home to Crown Point Christian School, an evangelical school headed by a parent-owned association and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, a Roman Catholic school.


Town of St. John, Indiana website- (

St. John Police Department- (219) 365-6032 (non-emergency)

St. John Fire Department- (219) 365-6034

St. John Municipal Offices- (219) 365-6465



 Follow Us on Social Media:

E-mail Us

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.

 Indiana Criminal Lawyer .net Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved