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Valerie C. Horvath

Valerie C. Horvath

Client-centered; Family-focussed
  • Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Indiana
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Summary

HAND | PONIST HORVATH SMITH & RAYL was designed to put families first. When you hire Valerie Horvath get ready to be surprised when she returns your phone calls and emails promptly!

Valerie practices family law - divorce, custody, child support, parenting time, paternity - and criminal defense. Valerie has significant experience in domestic violence, all types of partner abuse, narcissism, protective orders and stalking.

Valerie was a judicial officer in both criminal domestic violence and civil protective order courts for 7 years. Before that, she was a deputy prosecuting attorney in the domestic violence unit and protective order court. Now as a defense attorney, Valerie has courtroom experience from every perspective.

Valerie speaks French and a little Spanish and has represented clients in removal proceedings, adjustment of status, waiver of inadmissibility and asylum matters.

Valerie is available for child custody, protective order, parenting time, and child support cases. She previously worked with IMPD detectives at the Julian Center screening Marion County domestic violence cases and trained law enforcement and other attorneys key indicators of escalating violence.

Valerie served as Deputy General Counsel at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for two years. She has an insider's view on Specialized Driving Privileges, Traffic tickets, and Motor Vehicle Law.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free phone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
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U.S. Immigration Court
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Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Hand Ponist Horvath Smith & Rayl, LLC
Current
Owner
Horvath Law Firm
- Current
Solo practitioner focusing on immigration, criminal defense, family law, estate planning and domestic violence issues.
Chief of Staff
Indiana Department of Revenue
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Deputy General Counsel
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
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Master Commissioner
Marion Superior Court
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Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Marion County Prosecutor's Office
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Education
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Honors: graduate cum laude (with honors); Dean's List; Nominated IUPUI Outstanding Woman Student Leader 1997
Activities: Women's Caucus; Dean's Tutorial Society; Moot Court;
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Indiana University
B.A. (1991)
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Awards
Commissioner's Award for Excellence
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Parent Volunteer of the Year
St. Monica School
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar
Member
Current
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Indianapolis Bar Association
Member and Gov't Practices Section Board Member
Current
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St. Thomas More Society
Member & Board Member
Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal Staffing for the New Millennium
Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Coming Soon , True North , 5328 West 79th Street
Horvath Law Firm
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Certifications
CPR & Lifesaving
American Red Cross
Websites & Blogs
Website
Valerie C. Horvath's Website Profile
Website
Hand Ponist Horvath Smith & Rayl, LLC Criminal Law Website
Website
Hand Ponist Horvath Smith & Rayl, LLC Business Law Website
Blog
Indiana Business Law Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. if prosecutor lifts msdmnr domestic battery & accepts plea to lesser marijuana charge, how long to end no contact order?
A: Most of the time, a "No Contact Order" (NCO) is issued pre-trial to prevent the person charged (defendant) from influencing the state's witness (person on NCO). Once the case is no longer pending or "pre-trial", the NCO is terminated. Often, a post-trial NCO will be part of a plea agreement, but cannot be longer than the sentence (jail time and probation). Your attorney and the prosecuting attorney will decide whether or not the NCO terminates when you plead guilty to the lesser misdemeanor marijuana charge.
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Contact & Map
Hand Ponist Horvath Smith & Rayl, LLC
1512 N Delaware St
Indianapolis , IN 46202
Telephone: (317) 964-6000 Ext. 105
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed