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.
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
-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:
-Driving with a suspended license
-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.
218 W. Washington
The Tower Building, Suite 720
South Bend, IN 46601
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.
-University of Notre Dame Law School, with honors, 1992
-St. Joseph County Bar Association
-Indiana State Bar Association
-Michigan State Bar Association
-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.