Former Felony Magistrate Judge. Fierce Criminal Defense Advocate.

About John Stephen Alt

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Indianapolis

I am John Stephen Alt — an Indianapolis criminal defense attorney, proponent of the rights of black Americans and a fighter for truth, justice and client's liberties. My background and expertise are unique. I have been a magistrate judge and a special assistant to Congresswoman Julia Carson, and am now a criminal defense lawyer fighting for the constitutional rights of people just like you.

I have handled thousands of cases as a trial court attorney and thousands more as a magistrate judge. Working with you, I am determined to bring about a fair and just resolution to your case and provide you with the first-rate and tough as nails legal representation you deserve.

Please know your case is as important to me as it is to you, and I refuse to be outmaneuvered, outhustled or outworked.

You Need an Attorney Who Has the Experience to Get the Job Done

With over 20 years of legal experience, I have seen it all and have the experience necessary to aggressively defend your criminal case. I know how to fight tooth and nail to secure a favorable resolution in your case. I firmly believe it is time for the criminal justice system to be reminded that the presumption is "innocent until proven guilty" and not the other way around.

For over a decade, I served as an appointed magistrate judge in one of Indiana's busiest drug courts and also presided over Indiana's largest drug treatment court and Indiana's largest re-entry court. As a judge, I witnessed firsthand the importance of having first-rate legal representation in a criminal matter. Criminal cases can have serious repercussions — they can result in prison or jail time, years of probation, and thousands of dollars in fines and costs.

If charged with a crime, it is imperative to seek a criminal defense attorney with the experience and track record to provide both vigorous and effective representation. As a former magistrate judge, I am prepared to use all of my experience and every ounce of my energy to obtain the best possible outcome in your criminal case.

Fighting For Justice, Speaking Truth to Power & Representing Your Interests

Before being appointed a magistrate judge in 2003, I represented individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor charges and went to trial on hundreds of occasions. I successfully represented defendants charged with major felonies, lower level felonies and misdemeanor offenses.

I also had the privilege of working for United States Congresswoman Julia Carson. Congresswoman Carson was never afraid to tell truth to power and fight for justice. As an attorney and former magistrate judge, I believe the criminal justice system is broken and too often an instrument of injustice. No matter the color of your skin, your gender or ethnicity, I will fight for justice, speak truth to power and provide you with the top-notch representation you deserve.

Seek Assistance from a Dedicated Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Today

For exceptional legal representation in a criminal case, call the Law Office of John Alt, in Indianapolis, at (317) 268-5788 to arrange a free consultation.

Brave Enough to Fight for You

Why Hire the Law Office of John Alt?
  • Over 20 Years of Experience

    Attorney Alt has came, saw, and conquered the most complex criminal matters you can think of.

  • Tough as Nails Defense

    Facing legal giants fearlessly is how we beat them. Attorney Alt holds his own when handling a case.

  • Not Intimidated by Court

    We refuse to be outmaneuvered, out-hustled, or outworked by the prosecutor or opposing counsel.

  • We Get the Job Done

    A firm with a proven track record for results is most qualified to handle your case. We fit the description.

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