Indiana deputy prosecutors vigorously prosecute both serious and minor crimes. It doesn’t matter if you are wrongly accused or simply made a mistake – the prosecutor will be focused on securing a conviction. It is best to not try and talk your way out of the situation for two reasons:
It is the role of a criminal defense attorney to analyze the evidence, evaluate the potential outcomes, and use every tool in his or her arsenal to advocate for you. Your criminal defense lawyer is on your side. By choosing the right defense attorney, you can present an intelligent defense, fight to maintain your innocence, negotiate with the prosecutor, and/or make arguments about constitutional violations that may have happened during your encounter with law enforcement.
Crimes in Indiana are divided into misdemeanors and felonies, and these groupings are further broken up into classes. The potential sentencing range is dictated by whether the crime is a misdemeanor or felony and what class it falls under. Criminal convictions stay on your record permanently, and they can come back to haunt you even years later. Past offenders routinely miss out on job opportunities because of mistakes they made years or decades ago. You may be to expunge certain offenses and a criminal defense attorney can help you with the same as well as helping present a defense.
The maximum sentences, mandatory minimums, and sentencing ranges are all outlined in the Indiana Code. However, judges oftentimes have discretion to impose other alternative and creative sentences. These include reduced county jail or state prison sentences. In addition, there are other penalties that do not involve jail time. These include:
If you are facing criminal charges, please contact us to discuss your matter. We don’t charge for phone consultations and our fees are usually very competitive and reasonable.
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