If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you undoubtedly find yourself in one of the most frightening and stressful situations of your life. Your freedom and future are at stake and you need a criminal attorney in Indianapolis to fight to ensure that your rights are protected.

With Jackson Legal Services, P.C., you will have an extensive amount of experience in the criminal courts combined with zealous advocacy on your side.

Jackson Legal Services, P.C. takes on all criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  • Misdemeanor Cases
  • Level 6 Felony Cases
  • Major Felony Cases (Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Felonies)
  • Murder/Attempt Murder/Reckless Homicide/Manslaughter
  • Theft/Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Battery Cases
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Sex Crimes
  • White Collar Crime
  • Drug Cases
  • Gun Cases
  • DUI
  • Driving Offenses
  • Specialized Driving Privileges/Hardship Licenses
  • Probation Violation Hearings
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Criminal Sentence Modification


A traffic or driving offense may at first seem minor. However, traffic offenses can have major consequences ranging from lifetime driver’s license suspension to extensive prison time.

Whether you have received a summons for driving on a suspended license or have been arrested for DUI, you will need an attorney to guide you through the system and to guarantee that your procedural rights are protected and that you are thoroughly informed of any future consequences that could result from your situation.

Jackson Legal Services, P.C. has experience with and takes on all Traffic and Driving Offenses including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Drunk Driving (OVWI, OWI, DUI)
  • Habitual Traffic Violator (HTV)
  • Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Operating a Vehicle Having Never Received a License
  • Specialized Driving Privileged/Hardship Licenses


A major felony in the state of Indiana is any crime that is charged as a Level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 felony or murder. The possible prison time for a major felony ranges from 1 to 65 years and a conviction on a major felony can also include extensive monetary fines. When you find yourself charged with a major felony, the potential consequences cannot get any more serious.

With the team at Jackson Legal Services, P.C., you will have an extensive amount of experience with major felony criminal cases. Katie and her team have handled a wide range of major felony cases, including multiple murder jury trials, giving them a command of a variety of legal issues that arise in these cases. They have successfully tackled suppression issues on gun and drug cases and litigated a variety of other issues common to major felony cases including challenging charging of a conspiracy, criminal gang enhancement, and the habitual offender enhancement. On major felony cases, Jackson Legal Services, P.C. is sure to provide thorough case evaluation and sound legal advice consistent with our goal to always provide quality legal representation.

Jackson Legal Services, P.C. takes on all major felony cases including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  • Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Drug Dealing
  • Drug Possession
  • Handgun Charges
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Battery with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Battery on a Child
  • Battery on a Public Safety Official
  • Corrupt Business Influence


When your child is facing a criminal charge, it is much different from being sent to the principal’s office. Depending on their age and the offense that he or she is alleged to have committed, a child could be immediately charged as an adult or waived to adult court. This means that he or she could face the same penalties as an adult offender and consequences that could last a lifetime.

A child also has the same right to legal counsel as an adult and needs the adequate representation of an Indianapolis juvenile attorney to help navigate them through the juvenile justice process. Katie and her team have handled a variety of juvenile matters ranging from teens charged with murder and sex to juvenile misdemeanor matters.

At Jackson Legal Services, P.C. we take on all juvenile criminal cases and treat each case with the same rigor and aggressive advocacy as we do adult matters as your child’s life and future is equally important. We handle juvenile criminal matters including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Juvenile Delinquency Matters
  • Juveniles Charged in Adult Court
  • Juvenile Waiver to Adult Court
  • Criminal Gang Activity
  • Criminal Gang Intimidation
  • Operating a Vehicle Having Never Received a License
  • Defense of Juvenile Protective Orders


Being charged with a sex crime can immediately turn your entire world into chaos. The mere allegation of committing a sex crime comes with consequences that can last far beyond the disposition of a criminal case. While all citizens are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, the allegation of a sex crime causes a unique set of challenges ranging from embarrassment as a result of the prosecutor’s ability to contact your employment to restrictions on contact with children. When you are charged with a sex crime it is imperative to have an experienced litigator working on your behalf.

Katie and her team bring the experience of having worked as a sex crimes deputy prosecutor as well as having defended numerous clients charged with sex crimes. Katie has experience with all issues related to sex crimes cases including rape kits, DNA and other forensic evidence, child interview techniques, and the sex offender registry. Most importantly, Katie represents all her sex crimes client without judgment and with their right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt always at the forefront. Every client, regardless of the allegation has a right to have a competent attorney protecting their rights, as a result Jackson Legal Services, P.C. works hard to provide quality legal representation to all clients charged with sex crimes.

Jackson Legal Services, P.C. takes on all sex crime cases including, but not limited to, any of the following:

  • Rape
  • Child Molesting
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Vicarious Sexual Gratification
  • Child Solicitation
  • Child Seduction
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
  • Sex Offender Registry Offenses
  • Unlawful Employment Near Children
  • Sex Offender Internet Offense
  • Inappropriate Communication with a Child

Criminal Record Expungement

In 2013, Indiana overhauled its Criminal Record Expungement laws to provide an unprecedented amount of relief to citizens with criminal convictions. With the changes to the law, the citizens of Indiana now have the opportunity for a fresh start where they were previously plagued with the blemish of a criminal conviction for life. While the new laws offer an amazing opportunity and lift a lot of previously imposed restrictions, the criminal record expungement statute can be difficult to navigate without the assistance of an attorney and a petitioner can be penalized if the process is not properly navigated.

At Jackson Legal Services, P.C. we offer free criminal record expungement consultations. During a 30-minute consultation we provide our clients with all the information needed to determine whether they qualify for a record expungement. We also explain the difference between the records being sealed and expunged. Finally, we help the clients to make an informed determination about whether they need to hire one of our skilled record expungement attorneys or can tackle the record expungement petition on their own.

Katie and her team have spent an abundance of hours in the community educating the public about all the benefits of the changes to Indiana’s Criminal Record Expungement laws. You will often hear our team expressing: “this is one of our favorite things to do!” because we recognize that it truly changes lives! Call us today for your free criminal record expungement consultation!