In Indiana, violent crimes can have serious consequences. When an individual is charged with a violent crime, the prosecution often has discretion to seek extremely significant sentences. Conviction for a violent crime can also involve other consequences, such as the loss of an individual’s right to possess a firearm. In Indiana, many violent crimes are felonies. The sentencing range for felony offenses in Indiana is below.
|Level Felony||Sentence Range||Advisory Sentence||Maximum Fine|
|Murder||45-65 years*||55 years||$10,000|
|Level 1 Felony||20-40 years**||30 years||$10,000|
|Level 2 Felony||10-30 years||17.5 years||$10,000|
|Level 3 Felony||3-16 years||9 years||$10,000|
|Level 4 Felony||2-12 years||6 years||$10,000|
|Level 5 Felony||1-6 years||3 years||$10,000|
|Level 6 Felony||6 months-2.5 years||1 year||$10,000|
*Under certain circumstances, life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty may be imposed for Murder.
**Certain child molesting offenses have a maximum sentence of 50 years.
Criminal charges are formally launched with the prosecutor files an “indictment” or “information” against a defendant. If you are charged with a violent crime or think you may be charged, a lawyer with experience handling violent crimes can help you understand and protect your legal rights.
At Harper & Harper, our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined legal experience, and we regularly handle violent felony charges in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.
We recognize the importance of spending time meeting with each client. We also understand the importance of investigating cases in order to develop the strongest possible defense. We have significant experience negotiating with prosecutors and taking serious criminal cases to trial.
At Harper & Harper, our attorneys are ready to meet with you to discuss a criminal case. If you are charged with a violent offense or believe you may be charged with a violent offense, contact our office at (219) 762-9538 for a free initial consultation.
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