Misdemeanors & Felonies Attorney in South Bend

Indiana Attorney Skillfully Protecting Your Rights

At the South Bend, Indiana, office of Jay Lauer, Attorney at Law, we represent individuals who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges. We believe good people can sometimes make bad choices. We provide non-judgmental criminal defense aimed at having the charges against you dropped or greatly reduced.

For more than two decades, our criminal defense lawyer, Jay Lauer, has strived to protect the rights of his clients. Backed by his experience and proven record of success, Mr. Lauer carefully assesses your case, determining its strengths and weaknesses. He works with you to develop a strategic plan for defense. Contact us quickly to discuss your case.

Quality Representation Aimed at Reducing the Impact of Criminal Charges

We work with clients throughout Michiana; including students from the area's seven colleges. Our firm handles a variety of criminal defense cases involving the following:


  • Traffic offenses

  • Drug possession

  • Domestic violence

  • Assault and battery

  • Theft and shoplifting

  • Drunk driving: DUI and OWI


  • Battery

  • Check forgery

  • Embezzlement

  • Burglary and robbery

  • Drug possession with intent to sell

Never Underestimate the Value in Remaining Silent

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they have been charged with a crime or arrested is giving a statement before seeking the advice of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. It is a fact that "things you say can and will be used against you" by law enforcement and prosecution. In a frightened and confused state, you may say something that can inadvertently lead to misdemeanor or felony conviction.

Talking with Mr. Lauer as soon as possible after arrest or learning you are under suspicion for a crime can protect your rights and leave all options open for an aggressive defense. He will prepare you to face the criminal justice system and advise you on how to answer questions.

Contact Our Northern Indiana Law Office

If you have been arrested for or charged with a misdemeanor or felony, contact the law office of Jay Lauer, Attorney at Law for experienced and affordable criminal defense representation. We can be reached by phone at 574-208-6267 or through our on-line contact form.