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Criminal Defense

People make mistakes:  Individuals.  Police Officers.  Prosecutors.


As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Matt Schulz has represented clients in Monroe, Lawrence, Greene, Owen and Brown Counties and beyond. He grew up in Bedford and has called Bloomington home for over 16 years. He understands the impact criminal charges have on people:   legal sanctions, emotional ramifications, family consequences, professional discipline, university discipline, and more. If you stand accused of a crime, our firm will protect your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system.  If you have been charged with a crime, the State has the burden of proving each element of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt.  You have rights including the right to remain silent, the right to see certain evidence against you, the right to question State witnesses, and the right to a jury trial. If you need a lawyer, we can help.


Having previously served the State of Indiana as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Matt has been a defense attorney in private practice for over seven years.  He understands both sides of criminal cases and can put his experience to work for you.  Our firm handles criminal cases involving:


Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses

Driving under the influence (DUI, DWI, OWI)

Alcohol Offenses (Illegal Consumption, Public Intoxication, Illegal Possession)

Drug Offenses (Possession, Dealing, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Controlled Substances)

Battery and personal offenses

Theft, Forgery, Fraud

Burglary, Residential Entry, Trespass, and Property Offenses

Resisting Law Enforcement

Offenses involving firearms

Probation Revocation

Jury trials

Bench Trials

Criminal Record Expungement

Specialized Driving Privileges

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