An Experienced Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney in South Bend, Indiana

A South Bend Lawyer Committed to Helping you Resolve Problems

I believe that honest and clear advice is the most important item that any attorney can offer their client.  With the right advice, you can make the right decisions to your legal problems.  You should know all of the ways your legal issue can impact your life and what options you have. Most importantly, you should have this advice delivered to you in a timely manner at a price you can afford.  As your lawyer, I will strive to help you understand your case and your options and how each option can impact your life.

Most legal matters require the expertise of a lawyer. For most people, affording this help can be cost prohibitive. My office will work with you to provide you the experienced legal help you need for your criminal defense, OWI, or traffic case at an affordable price. We can work with most clients and most payment plans. lawyer



My South Bend Area Law Practice

As a lawyer based in South Bend, Indiana, I work with clients throughout St. Joseph County, Elkhart County, and Marshall County in helping them find solutions for their criminal defense and OWI/DUI offenses and their family law issues that arise, such as divorce, paternity, parenting time matters, and child support.  My aim is to help you find solutions to your legal problems at a lower cost to you and your family.


An Experienced Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney

As a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, I have the knowledge and “know-how” to help you understand your criminal case and to work with you to achieve the best results.  Criminal cases can have a lasting impact on your life.  Not only do you have to deal with the immediate consequences that can come with a criminal conviction such as prison time, fines, probation, license issues, etc. A felony conviction can lead to future problems with employment, student loans, military enlistment, housing, and more.

If you have been charged with a crime, you need to get advise and representation early in the process.  The earlier I can examine your case, the sooner I can determine the best course of action, the defenses that may be available in your case, locating possible witnesses, and getting the case ready for trial.

Contact me today so that we can discuss your case.  I offer free consultations for criminal cases so that we can help you determine the best course of action for your case and help you understand how I can help you as your lawyer.

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI/DUI) Matters – an OWI (also commonly known as a DUI) case can impact anyone.  Typically, for many people this is the most common type of “crime” that they will ever experience.  A DUI is a serious matter, that can lead to a loss of your driving privileges, fines, and jail time.  Additionally, you may have to complete substance abuse courses as part of your sentence.

For many people, the loss of their license can have the greatest impact on their lives.  Without your license you may have a hard time getting to your job (which could mean job loss) or your license could be a very important part of your job.  As your DUI lawyer, I will help you understand the charges against you, work with you to be able to help you keep some form of your driving privileges while the case is pending, and represent you aggressively to keep you from having an OWI conviction on your record.



Contact South Bend Lawyer, Jeffery M. Haupt to schedule your consultation.