MATTHEW W. CHAPEL
Matthew W. Chapel is a Top-Rated Trial Lawyer based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a National Institute for Trial Advocacy Master Advocate and studied under Gerry Spence. Practicing criminal defense in both Indiana and Ohio, Matt brings over 25 years of experience to every case.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE & LITIGATION
Assault and Battery Charges
Depending on the severity of the crime, assault and battery charges can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Your future and freedom are at stake with alleged assault and battery charges.
Are you facing domestic violence or domestic battery charges? There are always two sides to a story.
We have experience with drug cases including the alleged sale of illicit drugs and trafficking in prescription drugs. Whatever your situation might be, we will defend you aggressively.
Indiana and Ohio drunk driving laws are among America’s most stringent. We are well acquainted in OWI/DWI law and will aggressively defend you against these charges.
A felony on your record could affect your civil rights, employment choices, personal relationships, travel, and housing. We will fight to reduce charges against you.
State laws change often. If you have violated a current statute, call us for a free consultation.
No Contact and Protective Orders
If you have been falsely accused in a No Contact or Protective Order petition call for aggressive representation
If you are accused of violating your probation, we will move quickly to help you get the matter resolved.
Even if the person accused is found innocent, the effects of being publicly accused of a sexual offense will more than likely never be forgotten, we will act aggressively on your behalf.
Are you facing charges like shoplifting, larceny, burglary, theft or dealing in/receiving stolen property? Call us for an aggressive, common sense defense against alleged theft crimes.
If a warrant is issued and you are caught by police (as opposed to turning yourself in) you may have a much harder time in getting charges dismissed, reduced or favorable sentencing.
SERVING THESE CITIES AND COUNTIES
IN INDIANA AND OHIO
Breathalyzer Tests and Automatic License Suspensions
AUTOMATIC DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION IN INDIANA IS NO JOKE. REFUSING TO COOPERATE AND PROVIDE A SAMPLE WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC LICENSE SUSPENSION WITH LONG LASTING CONSEQUENCES. Many times, out of state drivers are
Medical Marijuana in the State of Indiana
WARNING! MICHIGAN OR OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD CARRIERS: LEAVE YOUR MEDICAL MARIJUANA AT HOME We may be neighbors, but Indiana Law Makers don’t think it’s neighborly of you to travel on Indiana roads with marijuana
JAILERS & PROSECUTORS ARE LISTENING If you "put money on the books" of a loved one or friend who is incarcerated at a county jail or in a penitentiary, be aware that every word
ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE
Matthew’s military service in the United States Marine Corps affords him a tireless work ethic and fighting spirit, and he will bring this experience to your case. You’ll leave your consultation knowing he cares enough to spend time getting to know you and your circumstances. He fights hard and doesn’t give up.