Our Criminal Defense Practice
Jillian Keating has a sterling record as a criminal defense attorney in Indiana. Her selection as a member of the Super Lawyers Rising Stars stems from a commitment to personalized customer service and demonstrated prowess in the courtroom. Jillian’s proficiency in criminal defense has made her one of Hamilton and Marion Counties’ leading attorneys in the following areas.
Operating While Intoxicated
Penalties for OWI charges in Indiana depend on the individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC).
An OWI charge carries a minimum license suspension of 90 days for a first offense, a jail sentence of up to 60 days and up to $500 in fines. A BAC below .15% incurs a Class C misdemeanor; A BAC meeting or exceeding .15% may carry a Class A misdemeanor.
Aggravating factors, such as a minor passenger or prior convictions, can increase the severity of the charge. OWI charges involving the death of another individual carries, at minimum, a Level 5 felony.
Specialized Driving Privileges
In certain instances, Indiana may grant a stay to individuals whose license has been suspended. This allocation may allow an individual to drive in order to fulfill employment or parental duties or maintain medical care. If you would like to file a petition for specialized driving privileges or have questions about your eligibility, contact our office.
Drug Possession And Dealing
Indiana imposes harsh penalties on individuals charged with drug possession. Possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana is considered a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin or 30+ grams of marijuana carries a minimum of a Class D felony charge. Drug dealing carries similarly severe punishments, with most Schedule I, II and III drugs carrying a minimum of a Level 6 felony.
Indiana law allows records in an individual’s criminal history file to be expunged. The state advises individuals seeking expungement to seek experienced counsel before filing a petition. Jillian can advise clients on whether their charges are eligible for expungement. If eligible, Jillian can assist with gathering the necessary documentation to file a petition in the client’s local court of jurisdiction.
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