Although misdemeanors are typically considered less serious offenses by some, they can carry with them serious penalties including possible incarceration and fines. It is important to have an attorney represent you in any criminal case, including misdemeanors. Having someone who is knowledgeable about the law and the procedural steps that law enforcement should be taking in investigating a case can prove to make or break a case.
Many people believe that they could not benefit from counsel on misdemeanor cases. This is just not true. An attorney has the knowledge and experience to notice inconsistencies in reports and has first hand experience dealing with the State to reach the best possible outcome in each individual case.
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Maximum and minimum sentencing for misdemeanors has been provided below.
Indiana Sentencing Guidelines:
- A Misdemeanor: Max of up to 365 days in jail and fine of up to $5,000.
- B Misdemeanor: Max of up to 180 days in jail and fine of up to $1,000.
- C Misdemeanor: Max of up to 60 days in jail and fine of up to $500.
The minimum sentence for misdemeanors is 0 days in jail and a $0.00 fine. However, a court may order one year probation for misdemeanor offenses.