Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors and carry with them more serious punishments in terms of incarceration and potential fines which could be imposed. However, just being charged with a felony does not mean you will necessarily be found guilty of that felony. Just like with any crminal case, it is important to decide first whether the charge was properly filed. A few of the issues we evaluate include:
-Was there probable cause to bring the charge?
-Was there any police activity that would cause there to be some question about the evidence to be presented?
-Would the Rules of Evidence limit the admissibility of certain items of evidence?
-Is there any specific defense to be raised? If there is, are there requirements to effectively raise the defense?
It is important for those charged with a criminal offense to know their rights and have legal representation. It is important to have an attorney who is knowledgable of those rights and has the experience to protect those rights in your case.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Indiana give us a call at 574-268-9995 to meet with one of our experienced attorneys to help you with your case. We can assist you in Kosciusko County, Wabash County, or any of the surrounding counties.
Felonies: (From less serious to most serious)
Min Advisory Max
F6: 6 months 1 year 2.5 years
F5: 1 year 3 years 6 years
F4: 2 years 6 years 12 years
F3: 3 years 9 years 16 years
F2: 10 years 17.5 years 30 years
F1: 20 years 30 years 40 years
Murder: 45 years 55 years 65 years