Valparaiso Criminal Defense Lawyer


Katrina gained valuable courtroom experience as a former deputy prosecuting attorney with the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office. She also oversaw the successful prosecution of Domestic Violence crimes, trained officers and other members of law enforcement in the field of Domestic Violence, and obtained grants for the Prosecutor’s Office.

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Katrina worked with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff and, after obtaining a law degree, as a legal advisor.  She advised Sheriff Michael F. Sheahan on legal matters, including pretrial release of detainees to alleviate overcrowding at the jail and also was responsible for negotiations with the various collective bargaining units that represented over 6,000 employees, as well as conducting grievance hearings. Additionally, she oversaw revisions to General Orders and Standard Operating Procedures while developing the Sheriff’s Workplace Harassment Policy and the Sheriff’s Drug Testing Policy. Finally she helped the Office obtain monetary funding for the Automated Fingerprint Identification System now widely used in law enforcement.

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What Our Clients Say

Katrina, is by far one of the Best attorney's I've met,very reasonable cares about her clients, responsive in a timely manner
Patrice Mccormick
Katrina is the best you will find. She is honest, knowledgeable, and quick to resolve any issue you may have. Her pricing is fair and she cares for her clients. Do not look anywhere else!
Steve Wells

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of certain charges, you may face serious consequences such as points on your driver record, higher insurance premiums, substantial fines and court costs, driver’s license suspension, and possible jail time, in some cases.

Simply paying the ticket does not make the problem go away.  Paying the ticket is actually a guilty plea to the offense and may result in the above consequences.

If you are found in possession of controlled substances, you may face significant consequences. Possible penalties could include substantial fines and/or incarceration. The severity of the charges depend on the type of substance and the amount of which you are found in possession. Don’t assume that a judge will go easy on you just because you had a small amount.

Being charged with possession of illicit drugs can pose lifelong problems. Anything from jobs to housing may be difficult for you to secure. Drug convictions are the type that will follow you the rest of your life.


The process of expungement allows you to legally seal your past criminal records. This prevents landlords, banks, potential employers, and others from accessing your records. Spence Law has handled hundreds of expungement cases. 

Call for a free consultation today to find out if you are eligible for expungement. Our team can answer any questions you have regarding record sealing and help provide you with a favorable resolution to your case.

Assault & battery charges can severely affect your life, with penalties including time in jail, fines, and even the inability to secure a good job due to the violent case on your record. It is vital to work with an experienced assault and battery defense lawyer from the start. Call Spence Law for a free consultation. We are aware of what you’re up against and can provide the aggressive representation you need.

If you plead guilty or are found guilty of Operating While Suspended as a Habitual Traffic Violator, you will face imprisonment for a fixed term of between six months and three years and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars.  In addition, if you are convicted of Operating While Suspended as a Habitual Traffic Violator, you will most likely forfeit the privilege of operating a motor vehicle for life.

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