Criminal Law

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Indiana and Illinois

A criminal defense attorney, both private and appointed by the court system, has an important job. They investigate the case that has been brought against their clients, research the facts surrounding the case, and try to negotiate an acceptable deal with the prosecutors. Specific deals may be made, such as reduced sentences or charges, so that their clients can get back to their everyday life as quickly as possible.

While investigating your case, your attorney may also examine any witnesses, analyze the case brought against you, and help formulate a plea deal. They will assess the potential that a particular sentence may have and what the likelihood is for that sentence happening. Your attorney will also advise what the consequences of your conviction may be.

Alvarez Law provides a personalized approach to each case we’re presented with to provide you with the best representation possible. Reach out to us today if you’ve been charged with a criminal offense. We’ll defend you and work hard to get you the best outcome possible.

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NATIONWIDE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?

Many factors make up the cost of a criminal defense attorney. We understand that finances can play a significant factor in regards to the attorney that you choose, and we strive to make the entire process as easy as possible. At Alvarez Law, we offer a free initial consultation, so you can be sure we’re the right choice for you. At our office, we also accept payment plans to help make our representation more affordable.

The attorneys at Alvarez Law are experts in many different areas of practice. Whether you’ve been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, we understand that you want someone who knows the laws surrounding your case.

A misdemeanor typically refers to a criminal activity that is punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine. A felony can be charged for a criminal activity that is punishable by a year or more in the prison system. No matter what charges have been brought against you, reach out to Alvarez Law today to get your consultation scheduled.

We've Recovered Billions for Clients

  • $8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
  • $3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
  • $3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
  • $2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois
  • $2,028,000 Trucking Settlement

About Alvarez Law

With over 200 years of combined experience, Alvarez Law is ready to take on your case. Since 1974, our law office has been dedicated to providing our clients with the representation they deserve in what can be a life-altering time. Our team can ensure that your case will be thoroughly investigated, and we will fight to seek the best possible outcome. We want to provide you with the confidence that you can trust our team. Our dedicated attorneys will provide you with the support and experience you need during this difficult time.

Our law firm has two former prosecutors on staff who know the methods and tactics of prosecution. This knowledge is used to ensure your freedom isn’t left to chance. Whether you’ve been accused of a felony or misdemeanor, Alvarez Law Office will use this advantage in your favor.

How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help?

There are various ways that an excellent criminal defense attorney can help you if you’ve been charged with a crime. We will evaluate your charges and evidence and come up with a realistic plan. Sometimes, we may meet with the prosecutor or District Attorney to stop charges before they’re filed. In addition, sometimes, a lesser charge can be filed instead.

There are a lot of emotions and thoughts that are sure to go through your head during the days leading up to your court appearance. Our team will coach you on what to expect and update you as your case proceeds through the stages. For your case, we will help prepare you for what to expect next.

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    The Alvarez Law Office helped me with a personal injury case and did a superb job. Everyone from the office staff to Walter Alvarez are very personable and friendly. My experience was great. Shout out to Steven Alvarez for a great job! Thank you so much!
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    “Got me more money back than I expected for my injuries!”
    Got me more money back than I expected for my injuries! Thanks Alvarez law firm. You guys are awesome!!!
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    “Steven Alvarez is a great communicator, very helpful, and kind.”
    Everyone that I have spoken with at Alvarez has been polite, positive, & professional. These interactions have inspired my confidence in this firm. It’s reassuring when you’re not well to have a team like this on your side. My attorney, Steven Alvarez a great communicator, very helpful, and kind. He has already been a huge help. I’m grateful I have Alvarez Law working on my behalf.
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    “This is a firm you want on your side.”
    This is a firm you want on your side. They did an amazing job on my car accident case. They really are 24-7. Brandon answered all my questions promptly even on the weekends. Steven got me an amazing settlement. He is the man! He even got my medicals lowered. This is a powerhouse lawyer you want on your side.
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    My experience with the Alvarez Law office was outstanding. They took my case and completed it in a timely manner. Ms. Theresa was outstanding with my case and made sure that I had everything I needed. If anyone needs a law firm that would fight for you like no other this is the Law firm for you. Thank you Anna Gallo
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    “Attorney Steve Alvarez did not settle and made sure he went the extra mile for me.”
    The office staff was always polite answering the phones. The paralegals are always there to answer my questions through email or by phone calls it may have taken time to get back to me but just had to be patient. The legal secretary called to go over and make sure I understood what and how it was going to be finalized. Attorney Steve Alvarez not settling and making sure he went the extra mile for me.
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    “I can honestly say in an awful circumstance Steve Alvarez did his absolute best at all times.”
    I was in an awful wreck in January and I contacted Mr. Alvarez. He has been such a great attorney but an even better friend! From checking up on me and making time for calls with both of our busy schedules. I can honestly say in an awful circumstance Steve Alvarez did his absolute best at all times. I Highly recommend this attorney to anyone!!! Thank you
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    “Friendly, helpful, and needful advice and also very knowledgeable regarding workman's comp claims.”
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    “Attorney Alvarez got me a great resolution on my case.”

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2 FORMER PROSECUTORS ON STAFF

Alvarez Law Office has two former prosecutors on staff. Andy Kyres and Herb Shaps know the tactics and methods of the prosecution. We use that knowledge to provide an expert criminal defense. Don’t leave your freedom to chance. Trust a firm with decades of experience to fight for your rights. Whether you’ve been accused of a misdemeanor or a felony, call the Alvarez Law Office in Crown Point before you make any statement to police or prosecutor. You have the right to have a lawyer present and it will be to your advantage to exercise that right.

A Winning Defense With Judgement-Free Representation

Criminal defense attorneys deal with the complex issues surrounding an arrest, including an investigation, charges, sentencing, and any issues that arise afterward. They also deal with appeals and the complex issues surrounding them. Alvarez Law will work diligently to provide you with a winning defense and prove your innocence.

When you choose Alvarez Law, you’re choosing a team that’s focused only on the facts. We aren’t worried about how guilty or innocent you look. We’re dedicated to either proving or disproving the evidence and how it applies to your case. Our attorneys don’t take this responsibility lightly and will fight to prove your innocence. We won’t place judgment regardless of what your charges are or what evidence has been presented.

No Win. No Fee. Guaranteed.
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  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association

Reach Out to Alvarez Law Today

A conviction can change the course of your life in an instant. A criminal record can make it harder to find a job or find a place to live in the future, depending on your charges. Whether you’re being investigated or have already been arrested, you should contact a lawyer first thing.

If you need a criminal defense attorney, reach out to the team at Alvarez Law today. One of our experienced attorneys will be glad to discuss your case and see what we can do for you. You can reach us by phone at (219) 300-5204 or fill out our quick form online today. We have several convenient locations to better serve our clients throughout Indiana and Illinois. Our team looks forward to working with you and providing you with the representation that you deserve.

Your Initial Consultation is Free.

We defend against criminal charges in Lake, Porter, Laporte, Jasper, Newton, St. Joseph, and White Counties, and the Chicagoland area. Our national reputation for providing the best criminal defense possible has been documented in numerous news outlets including 60 Minutes, NBC News, ABC News, CNN, The Chicago Tribune, and NWI Times.

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