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Dakota VanLeeuwen

Dakota VanLeeuwen

Managing Partner at VanLeeuwen Law, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Business Law
  • Indiana
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Dakota VanLeeuwen is a Managing Partner at VanLeeuwen Law, LLC. Dakota is from Chicago, Illinois and came to the Hoosier state ten years ago. She is a double Indiana University alumni graduating from IU with high honors and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology and then graduating IU Maurer School of Law with distinction.

Dakota was a police officer at Indiana University Police Department for five and a half years based out of Bloomington Indiana. While in law school, she participated in Trial Advocacy and the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, clerked at Greene County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana Attorney General’s Office within the DCS and Criminal Appellate Division. She became a certified domestic relations mediator and handled over 25 divorces, custody disputes, and parenting time arrangements.

Prior to opening the firm, Dakota completed three years private practice with The Nice Law Firm. Dakota worked at Marion County Prosecutor’s Office for two and a half years where she was a deputy prosecutor handling juvenile and adult cases from misdemeanor to major felony drug cases.

Dakota focuses her practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Business Law, and General Civil Litigation. Dakota has a passion for providing legal services to Police, Military, Fire, and EMS. Dakota is also trained as a Domestic Relations Mediator.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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    For Expungements and Criminal Matters
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  • English
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
VanLeeuwen Law, LLC
- Current
The Nice Law Firm, LLP
Deputy Prosecutor
Marion County Prosecutor’s Office
Police Officer
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
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Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Professional Associations
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Speaking Engagements
Officer's In Court Testimony, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University Police Department
Expungements, Martinsville, IN
Morgan County Substance Abuse Council
Local attorney Dakota Scheu of The Nice Law Firm will walk attendees through the process of record expungement in Indiana. Find out if you qualify and if so the steps to take to complete the process.
2020 Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Domestic Relations Mediator
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. I'm a first time offender being charged with child neglect which is a class 6 felony. Probation, jail, or felony?
A: Every case is fact specific. You should consult and retain an attorney to assess the facts of your case. The range of consequences for a Level 6 felony are defined under Indiana Code 35-50-2-7(b) the possible sentence for Level 6 felony as between six months to two years and one-half (2 1/2 ) years, in the Indiana Department of Corrections, with the advisory sentence being one (1) year and a fine up to $10,000.
Q. My husband is going to prison for 13 years. He has a court appointed lawyer that I don't believe is being fair .
A: Consult and retain a private attorney if you would like another opinion on the case.
Q. Can a person that allegedly committed a crime as a juvenile be charged with the crime 11 years later as an adult?
A: Whether or not a juvenile is tried as an adult largely depends on the charge involved, age of the juvenile at the time, and other criminal history. Just because the person is of adult age now, does not mean the case will be tried as an adult.
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VanLeeuwen Law, LLC
472 S. Main St.
Telephone: (765) 343-6055
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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