Law Office of Jay L. Clifford

Law Office of Jay L. Clifford

Indianapolis criminal, motor vehicle offense & civil litigation law practice

Firm Overview

For more than 10 years, I have been providing high quality legal representation for my clients with an emphasis on personal service.

I work hard to obtain the best result possible for you by obtaining a dismissal, fighting for you at trial or negotiating a plea agreement that mitigates the impact on your life.

I represent adults and juveniles charged with all levels of misdemeanor and felony offenses. Often, those charged with a crime have a criminal history that is holding them back professionally and personally. I work with them to attempt a clean up of their criminal history through expungement, restricting access to criminal history, sentence modifications and post-conviction relief.

I can represent you in the following areas:
Criminal defense
- All levels of misdemeanors including:
Drug Offenses
- Major Felonies
- Juvenile Cases
- Sentence Modification
- Criminal History Cleanup
- Extensive experience with mental health and substance abuse diversion programs
Motor Vehicle Offenses
Civil litigation

My responsive Indianapolis law practice is committed to resolving your legal problems
I provide personalized attention, care and most importantly a commitment obtain the best resolution for you that is possible. I provide clear and precise advice and will create a detailed plan for your legal matters. I will answer your questions directly and promptly and keep you informed about the status of your case. When you hire me as your attorney, you can be sure your case will be handled with respect and care.

Contact an experienced Indiana lawyer today.
Call the Law Office of Jay L. Clifford at 317.527.1156 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
424 East Wabash Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204



Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Law Firm in Indianapolis

Aggressive Indiana criminal defense attorney Jay L. Clifford
If you been accused of committing a crime, time is of the essence. I have seen many people make critical mistakes at the beginning of a case in the hope of resolving matters quickly only to find out they will now face long term consequences. Protect your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. I have more than 10 years of experience serving Indianapolis clients in Central Indiana in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation.

Protecting your freedom
I am devoted to protecting my clients' freedom. I strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case, and take all steps to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. I know that witness may be mistaken or exaggerate, evidence may not be preserved properly, and police officers can make mistakes. I personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. I always examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. When necessary, I have experience using expert witnesses to challenge the prosecution's theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact me today.

Protecting my clients for more than 10 years
I represent clients in the following criminal matters:

If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes such as murder, rape, armed robbery, theft and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also may have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended will have a huge impact on your life. I have more than 10 years of experience handling felony charges, and am committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.

Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple battery, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence.

Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license, or vehicular manslaughter, I can help. I also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or fight traffic tickets.

Drug crimes
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail.

Sealing and expungement of records
A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. I can assist you in determining if past criminal charges can be removed from your record, or if those records can be sealed so that you can move on with your life.

Don't delay. Contact The Law Office of Jay L. Clifford in Indianapolis today.
When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 317.527.1156 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation. My office is conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis. I stand ready to represent you in your criminal matter.
Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
DWI/Motor Vehicle Offenses
Civil Litigation
Office Location
The Law Office of Jay L. Clifford
424 East Wabash Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Telephone: 317.682.9388
Fax: 866.409.3886


Jay Clifford

Law Office of Jay L. Clifford

Practice areas
Criminal defense
- including all levels of misdemeanors and felonies for juveniles and
Motor Vehicle Offenses
Civil litigation

Indiana University, J.D. magna cum laude
The Ohio State University, B.S.

Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
National Alliance on Mental Illness

After growing up in Ohio and attending The Ohio State University, my family and I have made Indianapolis our home for over 20 years. Upon graduation from law school at the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, I began my legal career as an associate attorney with a large firm in Indianapolis doing corporate legal work. While this was a professionally rewarding position, I quickly realized that my passion and interest was in protecting the rights of individuals and fighting against "the system". In 2000, I joined the Marion County Public Defender agency and defended those without the means to retain private counsel. While moving to private practice in 2002, I continue to represent those accused of criminal offenses and work to protect their rights.