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Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorney

When your freedom is at stake, you want a strong defense from an attorney who is committed to doing the work required to protect your rights. Your attorney’s first response should not be to plead you out. You want someone who will take the time to review the facts and consider the risks and benefits of going to trial.

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More Than 15 Years Of Experience

Attorney John L. Tompkins has tried dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials throughout his career. He is prepared to go to court to protect your rights. He understands the consequences you are facing and will fight as hard as necessary to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. For a consultation with an experienced Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer, please call our office at 317-631-6866.

Statewide Criminal Defense Representation In Indiana

We represent Indiana residents and people from other states who were charged with crimes in Indiana. Our criminal defense practice covers state and federal charges, including:


Drunk driving-related charges carry with them serious potential penalties in Indiana. Make sure your attorney is experienced in defending these matters.

Repeat OWI and felony OWI

There is a lot on the line if this is not your first OWI charge — especially if it is a felony OWI charge. Talk to our lawyer immediately about your serious OWI-related charge such as vehicular manslaughter.

Habitual traffic violation (HTV)

Do not let the idea of a traffic violation be just another “ticket.” If you are a habitual offender there are risks of having your license suspended, significant fines and other penalties.

Drug crimes

From marijuana and prescription drug crimes, we defend against all types of drug-related charges involving possession, conspiracy, trafficking and more.

Post-conviction relief and appeals
Expungement and restriction
White collar crimes

Charged with embezzlement? Corruption? Let our aggressive attorney help you fight serious white collar crime charges.

Sex crimes

The stigma of a sex crime starts before a charge or conviction. Even the investigation stage is damaging. Mitigate these damages now by immediately reaching out to our law firm.

Child pornography

Avoid being a registered sex offender for the rest of your life and take action. Our child pornography defense lawyer will seek the best possible result for your specific case.

Violent crimes

We aggressively defend against violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence, weapons charges and violations, manslaughter and murder

Bond hearings

Charged With a Crime in Marion County? Contact Us Today

Do not hesitate to consult with our experienced lawyer about your situation. We are here to help you get through this. To schedule a consultation, please call 317-631-6866 or contact us online.

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