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Indiana criminal defense issues, including expungement and sentence modifications, require legal counsel with particular expertise and experience. With keen litigation skills, Indiana criminal attorney Samuel Fife provides clients with real solutions and representation focused on fighting to protect their interests. He develops strategies for success based on a careful review of the facts, unique to each case and the client’s background. By tailoring litigation strategies in this manner, Samuel’s clients can be confident that they’re getting optimal care and attention from a practitioner whose sole focus is doing what’s best for them.
A Sound Foundation for a Preeminent Indiana Criminal Attorney
A large part of attorney Samuel Fife’s practice is defending clients in criminal proceedings. His devotion to serving others and the skills he acquired in law school and while work for the people of Indiana as a deputy prosecutor make him ideally suited to criminal defense work and a give his clients a true advantage. His firm grasp of Indiana criminal, ability to drill down to the facts, and attention to detail law give clients a superior legal strategist. When you add in his skill in the courtroom, criminal defense clients can relax in the knowledge they’re in highly skilled and capable hands.
Samuel’s criminal defense skills have their foundation in the experience he gained at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, where he his prosecutorial experience included handling juvenile delinquency cases, misdemeanors, and Level 5 and Level 6 felonies. Over the course of his tenure as a deputy prosecutor, he tried dozens of bench and jury trials, including drunk driving cases. He also gained significant experience in pretrial strategies, such as litigating suppression hearings, which can be the key turning point in the prosecution of a case.
Today, attorney Samuel Fife serves Hoosiers facing prosecution across the state, using his experience, acumen, and drive to protect individual rights, especially in more complicated cases alleging:
- Drug crimes
- Drunk driving
- Family law
- First-time criminal offenses
- Gun crimes
- Habitual offender allegations
- Probation violations
- Suspended Driver’s License
- Traffic tickets
In addition, Samuel Fife serves as one of our Indiana sentence modification attorneys, helping clients increase their chances of successfully modifying their criminal sentences. Given his background and focus on criminal law, Samuel can competently advise clients on whether they qualify for sentence modification in Indiana, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of seeking a modification of their sentence. If they choose to move forward, he will identify which grounds best apply to their case, and ultimately, build the strongest possible case for modification.
Helping Hoosiers Turn the Page on Their Criminal Past
In Indiana, a prior arrest, charge, or conviction can negatively impact your day-to-day life in a variety of ways. It can make it difficult to find adequate housing, obtain consistent employment, or secure much-needed loans. It may also impact your ability to purchase or carry a firearm. But it doesn’t have to stay this way. Thanks to experienced and dedicated Indiana expungement attorneys, like Samuel Fife, you don’t have to be defined by your criminal record.
Indiana expungement law provides Hoosiers with the ability to clean and seal their criminal records, giving them the chance to move forward and begin the next chapter in their life. However, the expungement process can be laborious and complex, full of deadlines and detailed requirements. That’s when a meticulous and adept attorney like Samuel Fife proves to be of great value. He routinely assists our Indiana expungement clients by helping them navigate the expungement process in a compliant and timely manner.
Whether you’d like to seal records related to an old arrest or criminal charge, or need assistance with something more complex, like felony expungement in Indiana, you can be assured that Samuel will do everything in his power to help you obtain your desired outcome. In fact, we’re so confident in his work that we offer a money-back guarantee on his infraction and misdemeanor expungement services.
The Education and Early Experience of a Premier Indiana Criminal Attorney
Samuel Fife’s desire to give back to the community became apparent when he studied at Indiana University, where he was a member of and delegate for the Global Brigades–Human Rights Brigade. After graduation, he pursued a legal education at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He excelled in school and expanded his legal education beyond the classroom, gaining practice experience as well as using his skills to help others. He also flexed his legal intellect, devoting the significant time demanded of an Associate Member of the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review.
As a law student, Samuel was heavily involved in developing his own advocacy skills and sharing that knowledge with others, serving as a moot court coach and competitor. He also flexed his leadership and public speaking skills, facilitating an environmental law symposium at the law school as well as moderating an environmental law panel in Evansville.
For those who seek it out, law school can provide opportunities for practical lawyering experience. Samuel took full advantage, working as an extern at an environmental law firm in Indianapolis and as a research intern at Improving Kids Environment (IKE), part of the Hoosier Environmental Council. IKE pursues initiatives to safeguard children against environmental risks at home, in school, and in the community.
The Indiana Criminal Attorney and Expungement Lawyer You Need
Helping Indiana criminal defense and expungement clients is demanding but rewarding. To recharge, Samuel cheers on the Hoosier basketball team or watches other sports. He also enjoys exercising, time with his dog, and the company of family and friends. These experiences refresh his outlook, giving him fresh perspectives and opening his mind to new ways to think about client issues and strategies.
The courtroom is the battlefield over individual rights, but Samuel Fife knows that the battle begins long before the trial. Every client, whether dealing with an arrest or criminal charges or seeking the expungement of their criminal record, deserves an attorney who uses thorough investigation, painstaking legal research, and strategic and powerful litigation techniques to pursue the best possible outcome. That’s what clients get with Samuel Fife.
Indiana criminal attorney Samuel Fife is both a defender of citizens and an Indianapolis expungement lawyer who fights for his clients. With his considerable skills and an approach to cases that keeps the client’s goals foremost in mind, Samuel Fife is highly in demand for his Indiana criminal defense and expungement skills. To learn how he can help your case, call Keffer Hirschauer LLP today at (317) 648-9560 or complete this online contact form. Call today!
Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Defense (including DUI)
- 100% Litigation Practice
- Indiana Supreme Court, 2018
- US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2018
- US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2018
- IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
- J.D., 2018
- Indiana International and Comparative Law Review, Associate Member 2017 to 2018
- The Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Team
- Member 2018
- Team Coach 2018
- American Bar Association, Student Member
- Environmental Law Society, President 2016 to 2017
- Silver Level Award for Pro Bono Work, 2018
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- B.A., 2015
- Global Brigades-Human Rights Brigades, Member and Delegate
- IU Excellence Scholarship Recipient
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2019 to 2022
- Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Legal Intern, 2018
- Norris Choplin Schroeder, LLP, Environmental Externship, 2017