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Andrew L. Bennett

Andrew L. Bennett

Bennett & Catsadimas, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Indiana
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Paul Stanko
Reviewed by Paul Stanko June 16, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
During years of interaction with Andrew Bennett, I have been impressed with his honesty and competence.
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Summary

I am an experienced criminal trial attorney, with over 22 years practicing law, including felony trials for Reckless Homicide. The majority of those years were spent as a deputy prosecuting attorney where I concentrated on OWI cases including OWI Causing Death cases.

In my capacity as a deputy prosecuting attorney I would routinely go to crash scenes at all hours of the day or night. Many times throughout the year I would conduct training for law enforcement officers. This has provided me with a keen insight into and knowledge of the criminal justice system.

This passion to do my best and put the hours needed into a case is now brought to defending my clients in Northwest Indiana including the counties of Lake, Porter, La Porte, St. Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Marshall in a variety of criminal cases including misdemeanors and complex felonies.

I rely upon my honesty and integrity, presenting the facts in a straight forward manner. I strive to maintain a strong rapport with my clients, other legal professionals and the bench. I would like to put my knowledge, experience & dedication to work for you.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Specialized Driving Privileges
  • Expungements
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I do offer flexible payment plans that work with your budget.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Ball State University
B.S. (1994) | Political Science, Psychology, Business
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Awards
Client's Choice Award
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Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar  # 20788-45
Member
Current
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Lake County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Criminal Defense section
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Porter County Bar Association
- Current
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American Inns of Court, Calumet Council
Master of the Bench
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Prosecutor Perspective in OWI cases and substance abuse treatment , Fall Conference , Nashville, IN
Panel discussion for Introduction to Courts , Ivy Tech College
Panel discussion on Criminal Justice System, the role of the Police, Prosecutor and Defense Attorney , Criminal Law class
Ivy Tech College
Websites & Blogs
Website
Andrew L. Bennett's Website Profile
Website
Bennett & Catsadimas, P.C. Website
Website
Legal Answers
471 Questions Answered

Q. Under what circumstances and how likely is that to happen
A: Please email me directly so you are not putting statements on a public forum that could be monitored by the police or prosecutor.
Q. I paid off a 9 year old ticket for disregarding a stop sign and as soon as I paid it the BMV placed a pending suspension
A: First, if you had insurance at the time of the violation, contact your insurance company to send in proof and the suspension will be removed. If you did not have insurance, then your option would be to petition the court for specialized driving privileges, you can do this yourself, but if you do not follow all the requirements of the particular court and the statue it could be denied. Consider speaking with a local traffic law attorney.
Q. Can a person that allegedly committed a crime as a juvenile be charged with the crime 11 years later as an adult?
A: If the crime was committed as a juvenile then it should remain in juvenile court, unless waived to adult court.
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Contact & Map
Bennett & Catsadimas, P.C.
205 E Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
USA
Telephone: (219) 228-8886
Fax: (219) 228-8626
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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