Indianapolis Trial Lawyer 30 Years of Experience in Your Corner

Attorney Colasessano is recognized as a Criminal Defense Trial Attorney who is ready to fight for justice.

Indianapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer 

Protecting Your Rights From the Criminal Justice System

Being accused of a crime can be one of the most difficult situations you will ever face. You could be at risk for serious penalties and a disruption of your life, your job or career, and your family and social connections. Depending on the charge involved, you could be facing jail or prison time, expensive fines, a restrictive probation, or other sanctions. Ensuring that you have trusted legal representation in all proceedings is essential if you wish to lessen or avoid these penalties and consequences. 

At Colasessano Law, you can turn to a highly-experienced criminal defense lawyer who has 30 years of practice in the criminal courts. A former Public Defender, Attorney Gary L. Colasessano provides full-service representation for all types of criminal charges from investigation to arraignment, all court hearings, and trials. Attorney Colasessano has a reputation for being a thorough and strong trial lawyer who packs a forceful presence before judges and juries. Preparing your case for trial is a significant advantage because it puts you in the best possible legal position for obtaining optimal results.

Contact Colasessano Law online or at (317) 203-8541 to arrange for a free, initial consultation with our Indianapolis criminal defense attorney. We also serve Carmel.

Awards & Accolades

  • National Trial Lawyer Top 100
  • AVVO
  • Valparaiso School of Law
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association

    Defending the Accused in the Greater Indianapolis Area

    At Colasessano Law, we offer experienced and aggressive representation against both state and federal charges. We are true trial lawyers who are never afraid to take your case to court. We strongly believe that our willingness to do so will benefit you. Prosecutors are not likely to offer reasonable plea agreements if they think little chance exists that a case will go to trial. We prepare meticulously for the possibility of trial because it gives you leverage in our negotiations with prosecutors and the best chance for success. Through a firm resolve and aggressive trial advocacy, we have helped many clients protect their rights, freedom, and future.

    Whether you are facing the penalties and collateral consequences of a criminal conviction related to  DUI, domestic violence, illegal drugs, theft or fraud, sexual misconduct, weapons violations, white collar crime, or crimes of violence, your chances of avoiding or minimizing the penalties will be increased with competent and committed legal representation. Rely on our Indianapolis criminal defense lawyers. At our firm, we take the time to understand your story, properly build your case, give you a voice, and provide the support you need every step of the way. We have built a reputation based on trust, personal attention, client value, and service. If you have been arrested or have reason to believe you are the subject of a criminal investigation, reach out to our attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and best interests going forward. 

    Ready to get started? Contact our Indianapolis criminal defense attorney online or at (317) 203-8541 today. 

    What Our Clients Have to Say

    • "My go-to defense"
      Gary has been my go-to defense for nearly 20yrs. His courtroom presence and professionalism are unmatched
      - J.S.
    • "He's your man!"
      He has always been truthful, maintained integrity, and has gone above and beyond to make me feel that "everything is going to be ok!" If you find yourself in my position, save your time and energy and choose Gary Colasessano.
      - Dana K.
    • "Truly a great attorney"
      Nothing but the best from this guy. Truly a great attorney.
      - Ryan P.
    • "Amazing!!!!"
      This man was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone I know.
      - Corina M.
    • "One of the top best attorneys."
      He’s extremely knowledgeable on the law takes the extra time to deal with all of his clients directly.
      - Lisa J.

      Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

      Being charged with a crime can be overwhelming and intimidating. The complexities and nuances of the criminal justice system can be difficult to navigate without professional assistance. Hiring a criminal defense attorney is crucial if you want to ensure that your rights are protected and you have the best possible defense strategy. A seasoned attorney brings in-depth legal knowledge, negotiation skills, and the ability to handle the high-stakes nature of criminal proceedings, which is essential to achieving a favorable outcome.

      Top Advantages of Having a Criminal Defense Lawyer By Your Side

      • Expert Legal Knowledge and Experience: Criminal defense attorneys have deep knowledge of criminal law and procedure. They understand the intricacies of the law and how to apply it effectively to your case.
      • Protection of Your Rights: A criminal defense attorney ensures that your constitutional rights are upheld throughout the legal process. They can prevent unlawful searches, improper questioning, and other violations.
      • Efficient Handling of Legal Processes: Legal proceedings involve a variety of paperwork, court deadlines, and procedural rules. An attorney ensures that all documents are filed correctly and that all deadlines are met, avoiding procedural errors that could jeopardize your case.
      • Strategic Defense Planning: An experienced attorney can evaluate the specifics of your case to develop a robust defense strategy. They are skilled in identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and capitalizing on them.
      • Negotiation Skills: Defense lawyers are adept negotiators who can work with prosecutors to potentially reduce charges, negotiate plea deals, or arrange for lesser sentences.
      • Courtroom Representation: Having a professional to represent you in court can greatly improve the presentation of your case. They are trained to argue effectively before judges and juries, increasing your chances of a successful defense.
      • Access to Resources: Defense attorneys often work with investigators, expert witnesses, and other professionals who can strengthen your case by providing crucial evidence or testimony.
      • Emotional Support: Facing criminal charges can be extremely stressful. A criminal defense attorney not only fights for your legal interests but also provides guidance and support, helping to alleviate some of the emotional burden.

      By retaining a criminal defense lawyer, you stand a much better chance of navigating the legal system effectively and securing a more favorable outcome in your case.

      Experience. Skill. Results.

      At Colasessano Law, We Are Always Ready to Defend Your Rights & Deliver Results
      • Aggressive Representation, Not Afraid to go to Trial
      • A Criminal Defense Trial Attorney in Your Corner
      • Client-Focused Approach
      • Nearly 30 Years of Experience


      What makes our firm different from other criminal defense firms is our trial experience. Some criminal defense attorneys have a lot of bark, but when they go up against a tough minded prosecutor, they have little bite. When push comes to shove, many criminal defense lawyers simply do not want to take cases to trial. They may even push a client into accepting a bad plea offer because they are terrified of the courtroom. We like to settle cases and frequently do. But only when we feel a plea is in our client's best interests. 

      Strong Defense in Your Corner

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