Portage Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paul Rossi Law
Portage Criminal Defense Lawyers

Portage Criminal Defense Lawyers

Whether it is a minor offense or a major felony, being charged with a crime is a serious matter. You should understand that the prosecution is not on your side and will aggressively prosecute your case. They will take full advantage of your inexperience and lack of knowledge to their advantage to get a quick conviction. 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC understand how the Portage criminal justice system works. We’ll help you face your charges and get a fair result. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

Criminal Cases that We Handle

If you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s common to be confused as to what exactly you’ve been charged with. This can be especially the case if you’ve been charged with multiple offenses. As a result, it’s always a good idea to speak with a lawyer who handles a wide variety of criminal cases. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC have experience in handling the following types of criminal cases, among others:

  • Expungement 
  • Assault & Battery
  • Drug Charges
  • Theft
  • Weapons Charges
  • License Issues
  • Traffic Offenses

We handle both felony and misdemeanor cases in Portage, and if you’ve been charged with a crime, we can help you navigate the Portage court system. 

We Can Help at Any Stage of Your Case

Another thing that is important to recognize is that every criminal case moves through several important stages. No matter what phase you’re in, it’s not too late to contact a criminal defense attorney. We work with clients in the following stages of their case, no matter the charges they are facing: 

  • Pre-indictment
  • Pre-arraignment
  • Pre-trial
  • Post-conviction sentencing

At any point in the process, a lawyer can protect your rights and help you get a fair result. However, time is not on your side. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time they have to prepare and the more likely they can help you reach a positive outcome. 

Potential Penalties You Are Facing if Convicted

The penalties you face will depend on your charges as well as the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Most people are aware that they could face time in jail or prison if they are convicted. However, there are many other penalties that could result from a conviction: 

  • Hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines
  • Probation
  • Court-ordered intervention programs
  • Alcohol or drug treatment
  • Community service
  • Suspension of your driver’s license
  • A permanent criminal record
  • Loss of professional licenses or certifications

It’s important to understand exactly what penalties you are facing, as well as what would be a fair outcome in your case. The prosecution is likely to ask for the harshest possible punishment, so you should have someone on your side advocating for what is actually fair.

How a Lawyer Can Help

Our criminal justice system is designed to be adversarial. This means that the prosecution is not on your side. A criminal defense attorney can level the playing field and fight for your rights. They can challenge the prosecution’s evidence, demand strict proof of the allegations, and argue the facts and evidence that are in your favor. They can identify issues with the prosecution’s case, including whether your constitutional rights were violated. Your lawyer can also help you understand your options and give you advice as to how you should proceed. 

Contact the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC, if You’re Facing Charges in Portage, Indiana

You don’t have to face your charges alone – the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Paul A. Rossi, LLC can help. We know the courts and the prosecutors in Portage, and we can use this knowledge to help you get the best result possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you. 


Our Values


We sit down with you privately to fully understand your situation, your fears and what you hope to achieve. We are responsive and answer all inquiries with the utmost sensitivity to your case.


Our team is with you every step of the way, no matter how difficult the road ahead. We share your goals and use all resources at our disposal to provide dependable representation.

work ethic

Hard work is foundational to what we achieve at our firm. We work relentlessly to serve you however we can during your time of need. Our work ethic guides us as your legal advocates.

Contact us today for a case evaluation.


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