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Criminal Law

No matter how messy it is, Anthony Kraus is on your side.

If you have been charged with a crime or are being investigated and may face charges, you may be facing some serious consequences and have significant questions. The prosecutors will likely be aggressive in securing a conviction. And if you are convicted of a crime, it could have a lifelong effect on your family, your career, your ability to buy a rent a home or apply for a loan to purchase a home or automobile, and, most importantly, your liberty could be restricted through a jail or prison term.

When you retain the services of Anthony Kraus, you receive experienced counsel. I am committed to your cause and will fight for your freedom. I believe every client deserves zealous representation and a passionate defense. Serving the counties of Noble, DeKalb, Steuben, LaGrange, and the surrounding area

I represent clients who have been arrested for any number of offenses, including:

  • DUI
  • Drug and Narcotic Charges
  • Other Vehicular Charges
  • Assault and Weapons Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft and Property Charges

Anthony Kraus is prepared to vigorously defend you at every stage of your case and seek the best possible outcome for your situation. Indiana criminal offenses can carry stiff penalties, even for relatively minor offenses. Here is a breakdown of the possible prison time and fines associated with each felony & misdemeanor level.

  • Murder: 45 to 65 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines; in certain circumstances, the prosecutor may seek life in prison without the possibility of parole or death. up to $10,000 in fines
  • Level 1 Felony: 20 to 40 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Level 2 Felony: 10 to 30 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Level 3 Felony: 3 to 16 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Level 4 Felony: 2 to 12 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Level 5 Felony: 1 to 6 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Level 6 Felony: 6 months to 2.5 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Class A Misdemeanors: Up to one year in county jail and up to $5,000 in fines.
  • Class B Misdemeanors: Up to 180 days in county jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Class C Misdemeanors: Up to 60 days in county jail and up to $500 in fines.

Driving under the influence (DUI) and other driving related offenses may also carry mandatory or court-ordered license suspensions. Indiana now has a process known as Specialized Driving Privileges (SDP) through which a court may order that a suspended driver is permitted to drive under specified circumstances, such as to and from work or other necessary activities. If you are facing or already serving a license suspension, our attorneys can help you get your license restored.

Anthony Kraus can also help you get your past criminal convictions or arrests expunged. Expunging or sealing your records can open many doors. Once your record is expunged, potential employers are prohibited from inquiring about the expunged convictions or arrests. Expungement may only be sought once, so it’s important to do it correctly. If a petition is denied by the court for any reason (including procedural reasons), it cannot be re-filed nor can a new petition be filed requesting the same criminal cases to be expunged.

Anthony Kraus is experienced in handling criminal expungement cases and is prepared to guide you through the process so that you can move forward with your life.