Thomas P. Keller

Thomas P. Keller operates a criminal defense law firm in South Bend, Indiana and routinely represents clients in both Michigan and Indiana courts. He is the sole practitioner at the firm and is a tireless advocate for his clients' rights.

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Firm Overview

Attorney Keller is experienced in helping clients accused of violating criminal laws in South Bend, Indiana and neighboring Michigan counties. He understands the specific state and federal laws that apply to his clients cases and roots his defenses in this detailed knowledge of the law.

DUI and DWI Cases

First and foremost, being charged with drunk driving does not make you guilty. There are many complex laws surrounding these charges, and many factors that impact the legitimacy of a DUI or DWI case:

-Actions of the officer who arrested you
-Degree to which protocol was followed during the arrest
-The equipment used
-Your criminal record, or lack thereof
-Video evidence
-Field Sobriety Tests (FST)

The prosecution is aiming to convict you, and will often use any means available to them to do so. With Attorney Keller representing you, you can be confident that your case is in the hands of someone who comprehends South Bend criminal law and the criminal justice system.

Drunk driving is a serious issue that causes great harm to many people, so police officers in Michigan and Indiana are often granted leeway in terms of who they arrest and attempt to prosecute in these cases. This is done in an effort to reduce the injuries caused by drunk drivers, but it may mean you're unfairly targeted. With an experienced criminal defense lawyer in South Bend representing you, you can be certain that you are receiving the full protection the Michigan and Indiana state laws afford you.

Criminal Laws in South Bendtraffic offenses

Attorney Keller is also experienced in handling all types of traffic offenses in both Michigan and Indiana:

-Speeding tickets
-Car accidents
-Driving with a suspended license
-Insurance violations
-Moving violations
-Unregistered vehicle
-Hit and run accidents

In many instances, traffic offenses can be negotiated and the penalties reduced or limited. South Bend crimianl attorney, Thomas Keller has extensive experience with the traffic courts in both Michigan and Indiana and can assist you with creative options and solutions for resolving the legal troubles you face. Contact him today to discuss your case.
Main Office

Main Office
218 W. Washington
The Tower Building, Suite 720
South Bend  IN  46601

Phone
  • 574-234-2990
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Criminal Defense
South Bend Criminal Defense
Qualified legal representation

From the smallest misdemeanors to the most serious felonies, Attorney Thomas P. Keller offers clients straightforward and efficient representation. Every client receives an honest explanation of the charges and penalties they face and potential options for resolution.

Thomas P. Keller is patient criminal defense attorney in South Bend who is considerate of the stress and confusion criminal charges impose on an individual and his or her family.

Acquiring qualified legal representation for your case is the first step to resolving your legal troubles. With an experienced attorney working on your behalf, you increase the possibility of a beneficial outcome:

-Dismissed or reduced charges
-A not guilty verdict
-Minimized or eliminated prison sentence
-Alternative sentencing
-Avoiding damage to your permanent record

Attorney Keller offers creative and results-driven solutions for resolving all types of criminal matters. He can help you confront your charges with a strong strategy for criminal defense in South Bend. When your freedom is on the line, give yourself the best opportunity possible.

Criminal law in South Bendmisdemeanors & felonies

White collar crime

Attorney Keller has experience with all variations of white collar crime, including fraud, embezzlement, credit card crimes or any other similar charges. If you face these types of charges, you need qualified representation.

Drug crimes

Over the years, Attorney Keller has helped many people defend against all sorts of drug trafficking charges. Whether you are charged with possession, intent to distribute, drug manufacturing, or any other drug-related crime, your case deserves a full scale criminal defense in South Bend from a qualified attorney.

Violent Crimes

Even the most basic assault charges can result in hefty penalties including large fines and jail time. If there is a weapon involved, the penalties worsen significantly. If you have been involved in a domestic dispute, or any other type of violence, Attorney Keller can help you defend against all assault charges.

Sex crimes

If you have been wrongly accused of a sex crime such as rape, child molestation, sexual assault, or internet sex crimes, strong representation is essential. Conviction of sex crimes can lead to extremely severe punishments that include lengthy if not life-long jail sentences, on top of other fines, penalties, inconveniences and problems that can easily follow you for the rest of your life.

Sex crimes in Michigan and Indiana are serious issues, and you need proper representation to defend against them. South Bend criminal defense lawyers can help you protect your name and reclaim your life.

Weapons charges

Attorney Keller has experience in defending against possession of concealed weapons, illegal gun possession, unlawful use of a firearm and all other weapons related charges. There are often creative and effective means of defending against these charges, even if it seems your case is hopeless.

Theft and Burglary

From breaking and entering charges to petty theft to grand larceny, Attorney Keller can provide you with an aggressive defense against these types of charges. These crimes carry with them severe penalties, including jail time and fines that can potentially be reduced or eliminated with the right approach to defense.

Post Conviction Relief

Attorney Keller can assist you with minimizing the ramifications of a conviction after you have already paid your fines or served your sentence. The stress and repercussions of a conviction can follow you throughout life but there are laws in place to protect you from unfair treatment or unjust suffering.

Petitions to Revoke Probation

If a motion has been made against you to revoke probation, there are often ways to avoid this revocation. Attorney Keller is experienced in these types of cases and can assist you in fighting to protect your probation.
DUI and DWI
Attorney Keller is experienced in helping clients resolve all types of traffic offenses, including DUI, DWI, speeding tickets, moving violations, and license suspensions.
DUI and DWI Cases

First and foremost: being charged with drunk driving does not make you guilty. There are many complex laws surrounding these charges. Factors you may not be aware of that impact the legitimacy of a DUI or DWI case include:

-Actions of the officer who arrested you
-Degree to which protocol was followed during the arrest
-The equipment used
-Your criminal record, or lack thereof
-Video evidence
-Field Sobriety Test

The prosecution is aiming to convict you, and will often use any means available to them to do so. With Attorney Keller representing you, you can be confident that your case is in the hands of someone who understands the system, has worked in the Michigan and Indiana courts before and is working on behalf of your best interests.

Because drunk driving is a serious issue that causes great harm to many people, police officers in Michigan and Indiana are often granted leeway in terms of who they arrest and attempt to prosecute in these cases. This is done in an effort to reduce the injuries caused by drunk drivers. With Attorney Keller representing you, you can be certain that you are receiving the full protection the Michigan and Indiana state law affords you.

Traffic Offenses

Attorney Keller is experienced in handling all types of traffic offenses in both Michigan and Indiana. These include, but are not limited to:

-Speeding tickets
-Car accidents
-Driving with a suspended license
-Insurance violations
-Moving violations
-Unregistered vehicle
-Hit and run accidents

In many instances, traffic offenses can be negotiated and the penalties reduced or limited. Attorney Keller has extensive experience with the traffic courts in both Michigan and Indiana.

Thomas P. Keller

Criminal Attorney in South Bend

Thomas P. Keller, Esquire

Thomas P. Keller is a criminal lawyer in South Bend, Indiana who extends his legal representation to clients from neighboring Michigan counties. His office is located next door to the St. Joseph County Courthouse, where he appears in both felony and misdemeanor court on a regular basis.

As part of his practice, he represents clients in Berrien County courts and Cass County courts in Michigan. In Indiana, he has represented clients in Elkhart County, LaPorte County, and Marshall County. In addition, Mr. Keller represents clients charged in federal court in the Northern District of Indiana.

Education
-University of Notre Dame Law School, with honors, 1992

Bar Memberships
-St. Joseph County Bar Association
-Indiana State Bar Association
-Michigan State Bar Association

Licenses
-Michigan State Courts
-Indiana State Courts
-United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
-Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Criminal defense lawyer in South Bendbiography

In 1994, Thomas Keller opened the doors of his South Bend criminal defense law firm to defend clients against a wide range of criminal charges. Today, he has 15 years of experience in traffic and criminal matters and has tried dozens of criminal cases over the years, ranging from misdemeanors to murder trials.

While growing his practice, Thomas also gives back to the community. He served on the Notre Dame Law Association Board of Directors for several years, taught paralegal studies at Ivy Tech College in South Bend, and served on the Advisory Board of Southwest Michigan College Paralegal Studies Department.

He takes great pride in his role as a criminal defense attorney in South Bend and feels a deep-seated obligation toward both his clients and the general population. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for Dismas of Michiana, Inc., which provides transitional housing and support services to men and women who have been recently released from prison.
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