For many individuals, being charged with a crime can be devastating. Many people do not know where to turn or who to trust, or even what their basic rights are. At the office of Zaki Ali, Attorney at Law, we are proud to provide the attention to detail and dedicated defense that our clients need during one of the most challenging times of their lives. With over 15 years of experience under our belts, you can count on our office to help you in your time of need.
We are aware that you may have questions and concerns regarding your future, which is why we created this frequently asked questions page. Of course, if you are still looking for answers, do not hesitate to contact our team as soon as possible.
What are the potential penalties for the crime(s) for which I have been charged?Indiana law specifies different penalties for different types of offenses, classified as felonies and misdemeanors. If convicted, you could be facing some serious penalties:
What advice can you give someone facing serious criminal charges?DO NOT speak to the police. DO NOT give a statement. DO NOT answer any questions and request a lawyer immediately. Make an informed decision on choosing an attorney and consult with them as soon as possible.
If I can't afford an attorney, can I get one for free?Under the U.S. and Indiana Constitutions, you are entitled to a court-appointed attorney at no cost. There is nothing wrong with using a public defender and they will represent you throughout your criminal proceedings. Being convicted of a criminal offense can result in your loss of liberty and can have long-term consequences.
Do you take all types of criminal cases?Yes. We represent clients accused of any crime in the State of Indiana—misdemeanor or felony. We work almost exclusively in criminal law, but do occasionally handle civil matters for my clients. Our lead attorney takes on every case with the expectation that it will go to trial.
What can I expect from Zaki Ali as my lawyer?You will get a committed, caring, and passionate advocate for your rights. You will also get 24-hour access to your attorney and you will benefit from a skilled trial lawyer whose goal it is to win every case he takes on.
Do you charge for your services?
Our firm charges a flat fee for our legal services, based on the offense that you have been charged with and the work that we need to perform. Your case might be handled with a simple plea bargain, or it might involve a full jury trial. Our lawyer will consult with you upfront to discuss the circumstances of your case and work with you to determine the best course of action and agree on the fee for our services.
See why thousands of people have trusted their criminal charges to us, and discover how our criminal defense lawyer can help make a difference in your case! Are you ready to get started? Call Zaki Ali, Attorney at Law today and schedule a free initial consultation with our Indianapolis criminal defense attorney.