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At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our Fort Wayne defense lawyers are fierce advocates for clients during their most serious times of need.
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Fort Wayne Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime in Allen County, it is important that you contact one of our Fort Wayne criminal defense lawyers at Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.

We have over 75 years of combined legal experience and a great reputation in the community. You can be confident in our ability to develop a defense strategy to help you. Our trusted legal team is very involved in the community, as all of our Fort Wayne criminal attorneys lived in Indiana long before we became lawyers.

Call (888) 912-7220 to schedule a free consultation with our Fort Wayne criminal lawyers! We can also be reached online.

  • Mr. Arnold and Mr. Terrill are amazing!

    “They have both gone above and beyond for my family. I love the staff that I have worked with on our cases as well. Highly recommend!”

    - Martha
  • I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of legal guidance!

    “Mr. Arnold has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation of mine. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. While working with Mr. Arnold, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands.”

    - Brendan
  • Mr. Terrill handled my case and did a great job.

    “They have earned my trust as far as having many years of experience at their jobs and within the court system.”

    - Nick
  • This is a great firm with very dedicated attorneys and staff.

    “They will always communicate each step of the process and help you navigate a difficult situation.”

    - Marcie
  • The attorney did for me exactly what I needed.

    “Professional and friendly through every step. The secretary was very kind and helpful. She stayed In touch and kept me updated through every step.”

    - Kane
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Let Our Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys in Fort Wayne, IN Help You

At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., we are passionate about defending your rights, and we will treat you with the care and respect you deserve. When you choose our Fort Wayne criminal defense attorneys for legal representation, we will take the time to get to know you and your case.

Learning about the charges against you, the events leading up to your arrest, and your needs allows us to build a strategy tailored just for you. Throughout your case, we will stand by your side, delivering the advice and guidance you need during this time.

Are you being investigated? Is a detective calling you? Do you have a warrant for your arrest? Have you been charged with a misdemeanor or felony?

Whatever stage your case is at, our criminal lawyers in Fort Wayne are prepared to defend you. We can advise you on what questions to answer (if any at all) and how to answer them. We can guide you in handling the arrest warrant. And we can build the strongest possible defense to counter the allegations against you.

Our Indiana defense attorneys know what it takes to fight criminal accusations and have obtained favorable outcomes for past clients. Although previous victories do not guarantee future success, we are prepared to do everything in our legal power to seek an optimal result for you.

Put Our Extensive Criminal Defense Experience to Work for You

We Build Aggressive & Effective Defense Strategies in Indiana

When someone is accused of violating one (or more) of Indiana’s criminal laws, the state has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The accused is presumed innocent unless or until the state meets its burden. Unfortunately, whether the criminal matter involves assault, domestic violence, theft, sex crimes, or any other offense, it can feel as if the justice system is stacked against the defendant. Law enforcement officials will be working hard to gather evidence; prosecutors will be diligently building a case against the accused.

Hiring an Indiana criminal defense lawyer can level the playing field. With representation on your side, you will have someone on your side fighting for you – someone looking out for your best interests and standing up to formidable opponents on your behalf. At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our Fort Wayne criminal attorneys genuinely care about the people we help. We know what a profound effect a criminal case can have on a person’s life, even if they have simply been accused of a crime. That is why when you turn to us, we will be your staunch defenders focused on doing what is right for you.

We understand that, being investigated or arrested for a crime, you are likely experiencing a great deal of fear and concern about your rights and future. We know that good people can make mistakes and can be wrongfully accused. Our criminal defense lawyers in Fort Wayne are ready to do everything within our power to help you obtain the peace of mind you deserve.

We will address each of your concerns, answer each of your questions, and provide the guidance you need for your unique situation. The legal system is complex, and it can be challenging to navigate alone. Let our team help you through this process. We will take the time to explain your options and the pros and cons of different defense strategies. From the beginning to the end of your case, we are prepared to work toward a favorable result.

A Team You Want on Your Side

Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
  • Bart Arnold
  • Jeff Terrill
  • Gregory Ridenour
  • Sean Arata
  • Veronica Weaver
  • Bart Arnold Bart Arnold


    Bart L. Arnold was born in Anderson, Indiana in 1970. Mr. Arnold was admitted to practice law in Indiana in 1997. Mr. Arnold attended college at Indiana University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications and English in 1992. He attended the Valparaiso University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1997. Mr. Arnold is currently serving as a part-time public defender for Felony Drug cases for the Allen County Public Defender’s Office.
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  • Jeff Terrill Jeff Terrill


    Jeff grew up in Fort Wayne and graduated from Homestead High School. He attended college at Indiana University in Bloomington. Jeff obtained a master’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, with honors. Jeff began practicing law in 1997. Jeff’s practice is focused on helping individuals charged with or under investigation for criminal activity which includes felonies, misdemeanors, and federal charges.
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  • Gregory Ridenour Gregory Ridenour


    Greg is a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Canterbury High School in 2003. In 2007, he graduated from Wabash College after serving as captain of their Varsity Soccer team for two years and serving as Social Chairman, Rush Chairman, and Education Chairman for his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. In 2011, he graduated with honors from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
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  • Sean Arata Sean Arata


    Sean Arata was born and raised in Fort Wayne, and is a proud graduate of South Side High School. He attended Indiana University and received a degree in Journalism. He then went on to the University of Oregon to obtain his law degree, where he was the graduation speaker for his class. During law school, he became certified in mediation for the state of Oregon.
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  • Veronica Weaver Veronica Weaver


    Veronica is a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Snider High School in 2013. She graduated from Indiana Tech in 2017, where she received the Outstanding Pre-Law Graduate Award and was a member of the women’s soccer team. In 2020, she graduated from IU McKinney School of Law, having been selected as an ICLEO Fellow and receiving numerous scholarships.

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Speak With an Experienced

Criminal Defense Attorney

At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., we proudly defend the rights of the accused. Over the years, we have represented people from all walks of life, including public figures, professional athletes, lawyers, doctors, business owners, law enforcement officials and their family members, union workers, laborers, college students, truck drivers, and teachers.

Our Fort Wayne, IN criminal defense lawyers have defended against various charges, such as:

We are thoroughly familiar with Allen County adult courts, as well as the juvenile justice system. With our insight and skill, our Fort Wayne criminal lawyers can guide you through your case, helping you understand what to expect and your legal options. We will ensure that you are well-informed about the progress of your case and will work closely with you to assist in determining what direction your case takes.

24-Hour Lawyers Ready to Take Your Call

Our team consists of fierce negotiators and practiced litigators. Before we take any action, we will explain the avenues we can explore and the possible outcomes. We will always be upfront and honest with you about the progress of your criminal case.

At every step of the way, we will be dedicated to seeking the best possible result on your behalf. If this means negotiating a plea deal with an Allen County prosecutor, we are prepared to fight for your best interests out of court. However, we recognize that not all criminal cases can be settled through plea bargains, and we will be ready to present your case at trial.

In short, our criminal defense attorneys in Fort Wayne are good at what we do and passionate about providing the accused with a solid and effective defense. We understand your concerns and can offer insight and advice, giving you the confidence that your rights are being protected. Retain our services to receive the personalized legal solutions you need and the support and care you deserve.

Contact us online or at (888) 912-7220 to speak with an experienced
criminal law attorney in Fort Wayne.

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Why People Choose to Work With Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.

We Will Protect Your Rights & Future
  • Renowned Reputation

    Our firm has built a great reputation due to our proven track record of success in complex cases.

  • Aggressive Defense

    Our legal team will provide a vigorous defense regardless of the severity of the charge. 

  • Accessible to Clients

    We understand that time is of the essence. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.

  • Unparalleled Experience

    At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our attorneys have a combined 75 years of legal experience.