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Indiana Felony Sentences Effective July 1, 2014

Indiana passed a new crime bill that changes felony sentences for crimes committed after June 30, 2014. If you are charged with a felony offense, it is important to retain an attorney who understands the changes to Indiana’s sentencing laws. The new provisions for felony sentencing affect executed time, whether a conviction is eligible for misdemeanor treatment, and expungement. Charges based on an offense date prior to July 1, 2014 will not be affected by the new sentencing law.

Indiana Felony Sentences for Crimes Committed After June 30, 2014
Level 1 Felony: Range: 20 to 40 years with an advisory sentence of 30 years
Level 2 Felony: Range: 10 to 30 years with an advisory sentence of 17 1/2 years
Level 3 Felony: Range: 3 to 16 years with an advisory sentence of 9 years
Level 4 Felony: Range: 2 to 12 years with an advisory sentence of 6 years
Level 5 Felony: Range: 1 to 6 years with an advisory sentence of 3 years
Level 6 Felony: Range: 6 months to 2 1/2 years with an advisory sentence of 1 year

Level 6 Felony Convictions are Eligible for Misdemeanor Treatment

A Level 6 felony in Indiana can be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor in three ways: 1) at a sentencing hearing by a judge; 2) pursuant to a Plea Agreement; or 3) three years after a person completes his or her sentence by filing a petition with the court. Eligible offenses include theft, operating while intoxicated, drug possession, and maintaining a common nuisance. An experienced criminal attorney can review your case and determine the best strategy for keeping a felony off your record.

Legal Strategy: Avoiding Jail Time on Felony Charges in Indiana

If you are charged with a felony in Indiana, you need a criminal attorney who can develop a strategy that seeks to avoid jail time. Can you win at trial? Is your case eligible for misdemeanor treatment? Could any sentence be served on probation or house arrest? Gibson Law Office attorneys have represented clients in more than 70 Indiana counties. We have offices in Lafayette, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, and Anderson and always offer a free initial consultation. If you are charged with a felony, contact us today for a free consultation. Having an experienced attorney early in the case can often make a big difference in the outcome.


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