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CRIMINAL LAW

Galvan Law, LLC is a law firm whose sole mission is justice for the accused. “Justice” may mean having charges dismissed or winning a trial. It might also mean getting the best and most reasonable plea offer that our client deserves. Also, if you are a Veteran, you may qualify for Veterans Treatment Court. 

 

Our Services

  • All Felonies

  • All Misdemeanors

  • Criminal Appeals

  • Juvenile

  • Sentence Modification

  • CHINS Actions Related to Alleged Criminal Conduct

  • Common Charges

    • OWI/DUI

    • Drug related charges

    • Theft

    • Sex Offense

    • Battery

    • Driving While Suspended

INDIANA EXPUNGEMENT LAWS &
SPECIALIZED DRIVING PRIVILEGES

RESTORE YOUR RIGHT TO POSSESS A FIREARM THROUGH EXPUNGMENT! In the last few years, Indiana law has recently been modified to restore certain rights back to its citizens.  Two of these restored rights are provided by Expungement and Specialized Driving Privilege laws. Since the inception of these  laws, Attorney Brett Galvan has been helping clients seal their records and restoring thier driving privileges. 

 

Expungement

 

If you have been arrested or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, you may find that it is hard to get a job, get into programs, get a professional license,  carry a firearm or purchase a firearm. Having your recored sealed or "expunged" will help you overcome these barriers. There are several requirements to be eligible for an expungement. An example of these requirements are that you have not been convicted of a felony in the past 8 years, or a misdemeanor in the past 5 years, and  have no pending charges against you. In certain circumstances, if it has been less than 8 (felony) or 5 (Misdemeanor) years since your most recent conviction, the State may still agreee to allow you to petition the court for an expungement. Attorney Galvan has been very successful under the Indiana Expungment law. Contact our office to see if you qualify 

 

SPECIALIZED DRIVING PRIVILEGES

 

In 2015, Indiana law makers moved away from the old Hardship license and replaced it with the Specialized Driving Privilege. This new law allows people who previously did not qualify to drive based on their suspension, to obtain a driving privilege. Even those who are Habitual Traffic Violators, have suspensions based on no insurance, or have a lifetime license forfeiture may be eligible. Contact Galvan Law, LLC to see if you are eligible. 219 996 7755

 

 

 

 

Attorney Brett R. Galvan, Galvan Law, LLC

DRIVING RELATED OFFENSES

OWI / DUI

 

In the State of Indiana, it is a Misdemeanor if you operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent. This penalty could be enhanced to a felony if you have recieved an OWI in recent years. Furthermore, mandatory license suspensions are imposed upon receiving the charge of OWI, even before a conviction. Time is of the essence after an OWI charge. A timely motion to suppress may be the difference in a dismissal or a conviction. I will use my experience to mitigate the damage an OWI will cause. This can either be done by beating the charges in a trial or resolving the matter through a tactiful plea negotiation. 

 

TRAFFIC TICKETS / DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED / FAILURE TO PAY/APPEAR

 

Simply put: why pay a traffic ticket that is a moving violation? When you pay a traffic ticket, that is a moving violation or Driving While Suspended, you are pleading guilty and a disposition is entered. The Courts will then notify the BMV and in most cases, points will be held against your license. This causes your insurance rates to sky rocket and in some cases, when you acquire too many points on your license, you will be suspended. If you get a traffic ticket, call our office; our rates and court costs may be the same amount as your ticket.  In many cases, through plea negotiations, we can resolve the matter without any points being added to your license. 

 

If you have failed to pay a ticket in the past, or failed to appear, we can motion the court to set aside the judgment and negotiate a plea to resolve the matter without any points being added to your license. Galvan Law, LLC is the Attorney for Indiana Traffic Tickets.