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Frequently Asked Questions

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Fort Wayne

We at Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. have been representing accused individuals in Fort Wayne, IN for many years. During our more than 75 years of combined experience, we have had the chance to answer all kinds of questions regarding criminal defense matters. Our Fort Wayne criminal defense attorneys have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions made by our clients in hopes that it will prove to be beneficial to you and your case.

Learn more about your options as an accused individual below.

I’m thinking of representing myself. Is this is a good idea?

We strongly discourage you from representing yourself amidst criminal charges. The judicial system can be complex and difficult to navigate, especially for someone who has limited or no legal knowledge. Having legal representation can increase the chances that you will obtain a favorable case outcome.

I’ve been accused of violating my probation terms. Can you help me?

Yes, our firm handles matters related to probation violations. We can investigate the details of your case in order to determine if you violated your probation. No matter what happened, we will help you face this time-sensitive situation head-on. Whether you are under investigation or charged with a new crime or probation violation, the lawyers at Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. want to help.

Isn’t pleading guilty to the charges being made against me by best option?

This isn’t always the case. Many cases are resolved without proceeding to trial. Whether a client wants to enter into a plea agreement or proceed to a trial, our lawyers will be prepared and ready. Before pleading guilty to the charges being made against you, we highly recommend that you consult with us regarding your options. After carefully evaluating your case, we can create a results-driven strategy that may be more suitable than pleading guilty.

Why should I hire your firm to represent me?

You should consider hiring our firm’s legal services because we care about the men and women we represent. As members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and other criminal defense associations or organizations, we are committed to providing legal services that are reliable, skilled, and professional. We are proud to have two of our firm's lawyers named among the “Rated Top Lawyers in Fort Wayne” by Fort Wayne Best Magazine. We dedicate our efforts to protecting the futures of our clients and wish to lend you a helping hand.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, and we accept other recognized forms of payment, such as checks, as well. We know how many of our clients are worried about their financial situation. We believe that all accused individuals should have access to timely and skilled legal counsel regardless of their current financial situation. You deserve skilled counsel; we aim to provide it.

More questions? Call us at (888) 912-7220 without delay.

If you have more questions, please give us a call at (888) 912-7220 as soon as possible. We are here to provide you with the answers and legal guidance you need to feel more at ease about your future. 

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    "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!"

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    "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.

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    "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.

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    "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
    "I wholeheartedly endorse Bart Arnold for all criminal/traffic matters."

    On two occasions, I had the good sense to call Bart after receiving a ticket. Bart handled everything perfectly all while billing me a figure much, much less than most local attorneys.

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    "Jeff Terrill - The best attorney in town!!!!"

    He will be honest and tell you upfront exactly what to do and how the cards will be dealt and how you're going to play your hand.

    - Nina
    "I know he worked relentlessly for me!"

    I was represented by Sean Arata on an infraction and could not have hoped for a better outcome.

    - Bridget
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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. 

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127 West Berry Street
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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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