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Why You Need a Criminal Lawyer

Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Being accused of a criminal offense can easily be one of the most terrifying and stressful experiences a person will ever face in his or her lifetime. Depending on the charges you face, you could be penalized with hefty fines, time behind bars, and life with a criminal record. With the stakes so high, you cannot afford to face the judicial system on your own.

Having legal representation is a good idea for the following reasons:

  • Your rights will be protected at every stage of your case.
  • You will receive timely and well-versed legal counsel.
  • You will understand the advantages and disadvantages of each option available to you.
  • You will have a higher chance of obtaining a positive case result, such as a reduction of charges or a case dismissal.
  • You will not feel lost or confused regarding your case and its development.

If you are facing criminal charges, we at Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. are ready and willing to defend you. With more than 75 years of combined experience behind us, we have handled a wide range of criminal cases, from the most straightforward to the most complex. Our step-by-step guidance can help you get through this difficult time. In fact, countless individuals trust in our results-focused approach.

We proudly offer free consultations to all our potential clients. Call (888) 912-7220 to request yours. 

Discuss your needs with our legal team in Fort Wayne!

We understand that finding yourself on the wrong side of the law can lead to various questions and concerns. We wish to provide you with the legal guidance you need to make well-informed decisions. You don’t have to deal with this alone. We accept credit card payments for your convenience!

Call our firm at (888) 912-7220 to discuss your case and learn how we can represent you.

The Reason We Work So Hard Read What Past Clients Had to Say

    "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
    "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.

    - Kerry
    "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
Aggressive & Effective Criminal Defense
Passionate About Defending Your Rights

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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Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.
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127 West Berry Street
Suite 1000
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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