Indiana Criminal Defense Attorneys
Everyone Makes Mistakes
You don’t have to pay for it for the rest of your life.
Serving The Greater Indianapolis Metropolitan Area
With nearly 20 years of legal experience and 2 office locations to serve you.
Criminal court can be intimidating, uncertain and complex. That’s why you need a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who knows both sides of how the courtroom operates.
- Does it feel like your life is on the line?
- Are you worried about having to go to jail?
- Are you afraid this is going to affect your family, your job, your reputation?
These are all realistic and understandable fears. Especially when there’s a chance the whole story isn’t being told. There are, as we know, two sides to every story.
Make sure your side of the story is told.
Immediately after passing the bar in 2002, I knew I wanted to be a prosecutor to make a difference in my community and preserve our judicial system. More specifically, a trial attorney because there’s no better opportunity to get courtroom experience than being a prosecutor. It was also quickly proven to me that being a trial attorney was exactly the right fit for me.
For the next 17 years, I honed my craft and became very comfortable arguing cases to juries and judges. I tried well over 100 court and jury trials during my career as a prosecutor. I saw everything from DUIs, robberies, sex crimes, and even homicide.
However, something started becoming apparent to me. I began to realize that the people I was prosecuting were more than just criminals or people that acted irresponsible or refused to abide by the law.
More often than not, they were people that simply made a mistake.
Or they had an addiction. Or made a bad choice. Or acted out of anger or jealousy. Now, because of their mistake, they were facing not only jail, but possibly losing their job, maybe their family, and facing public shame.
The problem is the prosecutor gets the police reports, the statements taken by the detectives and officers, and sometimes the statements of witnesses. What prosecutors don’t get most of the time is the accused’s side of the story. Your side of the story.
Prosecutors argue the law.
I wanted to argue on behalf of the person.
With a change of heart, I knew I had to stand up for the accused and be a criminal defense attorney. I started Blankenship Law to do just that. It was time to make a new difference and recognize that people make mistakes and you shouldn’t have to pay for it for the rest of your life.
What Makes Blankenship Law Different?
Experience. Dedication. Accessibility.
Please check out my State of Indiana Bar Profile, and you’ll see that I’m licensed to practice law, a member in good standing, and free from any previous reprimands.
Having around the clock access to legal counsel means you get questions answered and concerns addressed. Blankenship Law isn’t the biggest firm in town, but it’s the biggest friend in the legal system you can have on your side.
Having a working relationship with many of the prosecutors in the area, Attorney Eric Blankenship is able to maneuver your case through the system with greater ease than other lawyers.
When your freedom is on the line, courtroom experience matters. Attorney Eric Blankenship has tried over a hundred jury trials.
As a former Marion County Prosecutor, Attorney Eric Blankenship knows both sides of the criminal court system and is 100% dedicated to only providing criminal legal services.
Why People Choose to Work With Blankenship Law
“Blankenship was the most professional, hardest working lawyer I've ever met. He answered the phone every single time I called.”
“He answered all of my questions honestly and if he didn't know, he said so, and guided me in the right direction!”
“Eric is a great lawyer and provides feedback that is easy to understand.”
“If I ever found myself in a situation where I needed legal representation, the very first person I would call would be Eric Blankenship. As a former Prosecutor, Eric knows inner-workings of the legal and judicial systems.”
"I was falsely accused of some serious crimes. And after losing my first lawyer due to a ethical issue, I hired Eric. He or a member of his practice were always prompt with a reply to any questions or concerns I had. He was willing to fight the case in court, but we were offered an amazing plea bargain that was not connected to the accusations. And most importantly kept me out of prison. Eric explained everything, and was adamant that he would still have a strong case to win if I decided to go to trial. All in all, especially with serious charges, you really need a person in your corner. And Eric never once made it feel like it was just another case. I'd definitely use him again, but hopefully I'll never have to worry about that."
All Your Legal Inquiries Addressed
- Learn what it’ll take to win your case
- Learn what it takes to navigate the courts
- Get answers to all your questions in a way that you’ll understand
- Get all your options presented to you, with the pros & cons of each choice
- Discover if your needs can be met by our services
- Initial case evaluation at no cost to you, free consultation