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701 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Law in the Northwest Indiana, Valparaiso & Crown Point Area

The Northwest Indiana criminal defense lawyer you want on your team

At Allen Law Offices, our criminal defense lawyers believe everyone deserves a strong defense and we are here to provide it for you.  Dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of the accused, we will seek to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced in order to minimize any negative consequences to you.

We help people charged with all types of crimes that include:


  • Battery
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Illegal drug abuse and sales
  • Homicide
  • Violent offenses
  • Assault
  • Attempted murder
  • Tax evasion
  • Racketeering
  • Grand theft and embezzlement

Our priority is to reduce or eliminate any possible jail time.  It’s fairly typical for our clients to be charged with different variations of the same crime.


  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Theft & white collar crime
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Bail jumping
  • Criminal damage to property

We clearly explain the charges, the range of potential sentences, and your legal options. We work to attain the best possible result for you, given the circumstances of your case. We also pursue expungement when necessary, to keep these charges off your record.


These are violations of a rule or local ordinance or regulation. Punishment usually involves a fine, revocation of a license or permit, or an order to mitigate the situation.

  • Jaywalking
  • Littering
  • Violations of municipal housing or building codes
  • Minor traffic violations
  • Falsification of information
  • Disturbing the peace

Traffic offenses

You don’t have to be a hard drinker to get picked up and arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OVWI, also called, OWI, DUI, and DWI).  Indiana has some of the most stringent drunk driving laws in the nation.  Depending on the severity of your traffic violation, this charge may result in suspension or loss of your driver’s license.

  • Speeding tickets
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • DWI (Driving while intoxicated)

We explore whether the police officer had probable cause for making the stop in the first place and if the breathalyzer test was administered properly.

Our Philosophy

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gives every citizen the right to effective assistance of counsel. The roll of the criminal defense attorney is therefore one of the few occupations guaranteed by the Constitution.

We take very seriously the constitutional commitment to effective assistance of counsel. We believe that every citizen accused of an offense is entitled to the best defense possible. We will provide that defense with diligence, with thorough preparation, and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. The defense of persons accused of crime is honorable work that should be done with pride, integrity, and skill. Our firm has represented accused citizens in this manner for many years and will continue to do so for every future client.

Contact us

Call 1-219-472-4414 to speak with a criminal law attorney.

Also Serving clients in the following areas:

Valparaiso, Crown Point, Merrillville, Lake Villiage, Lake of the Four Seasons, Schnieder, Shelby, Winfield, Dyer, East Chicago, Highland, Lowell, Miller, Saint John, Whiting, Laporte, Michigan City, Lake Station, Roselawn, Morrocco, Hebron, Beverly Shores, Kouts, DeMotte, Remington, Rennselaer