Criminal Defense for Felonies
Felonies are the most serious class of crimes. Felonies can be categorized into six levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. Level 1 felonies are the most serious felony charges and are punishable by 20 to 40 years imprisonment. Some Level 1 felonies are punishable by up to 50 years imprisonment. Level 6 Felonies are the lowest level felonies and are punishable by a range of penalties from 6 months to 30 months. In Indiana, felonies are also punishable by fines of up to $10,000, and a minimum sentence of one year. Each case is different. Additional penalties may apply due to criminal history or the type of crime committed. However, if you stand accused of a felony, protect your rights; hope is not lost. Call us, and we will review your case and work with you to protect your rights.
Criminal Lawyer for Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are are punishable by one year in jail or less. Misdemeanors can beare categorized into 3 levels: A, B, & C, and are punishable by a maximum penalty of 365 days, 180 days, and 60 days, respectively. Sentences for misdemeanors (and felonies, in some circumstances) may be suspended to probation, meaning time served under the supervision of a probation officer, but not jail. Depending on the fact of the case and the criminal history of the accused, diversion agreements allowing for dismissal of misdemeanors may take place. Misdemeanors are serious and should be treated seriously. A conviction for a misdemeanor, especially a crime for dishonesty or drugs, can affect your ability to work, drive, and more. Call us for your criminal defense, who will work to protect your rights and serve as your voice in the courtroom.
DUI/OWI Criminal Defense Attorney
Just being accused of driving drunk can severely affect your ability to drive. Upon a finding of probable cause, the court may suspend your license. Refusing to submit to a certified chemical test, but not sobriety tests, can result in a one-year license suspension; refusing a chemical test with a prior drunk driving conviction on your record can result in a two-year license suspension. Many factors affect a drunk driving case, like the reason for a traffic stop, the time between a traffic stop and the time of the certified chemical test, the certification of the officer administering the chemical test, the calibration of the chemical test machine, etc.