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You should always take a criminal charge seriously, but there is no denying that the stakes are even higher when you are facing felony charges. Like any criminal proceeding, you retain several rights upon being arrested, including the right to an attorney and the right to remain silent. The latter is particularly important, as even trying to explain your side of the story to the police can end up incriminating you. Well-intentioned and seemingly innocent statements can be twisted by the prosecution to make you appear guilty.

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime in Indiana, contact the experienced felony defense attorneys of Massillamany Jeter & Carson LLP in Fishers. We can provide the dedicated and detail-oriented legal service you need.

Call Attorney Mario Massillamany at (317) 434-1490 to schedule a free consultation with at our firm today.

How Indiana Handles Felonies

Indiana classifies felonies as any crime that has a penalty of more than one year in prison. Indiana felonies are classified into six “levels”, each with different penalties.

Penalties for Indiana felonies include:

  • Level 6 felony – This is the least serious felony level. It can even be bumped down to a misdemeanor in certain cases. Penalties include up to 2 ½ years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The advisory (standard) sentence is 1 year.
  • Level 5 felony – Penalties include 1 to 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The advisory sentence is 3 years.
  • Level 4 felony – Penalties include 2 to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The advisory sentence is 6 years.
  • Level 3 felony – Penalties include 3 to 16 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The advisory sentence is 9 years.
  • Level 2 felony – Penalties include 10 to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The advisory sentence is 17 ½ years.
  • Level 1 felony – Penalties include 20 to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The advisory sentence is 30 years.

You should never take a felony charge lightly. It is in your best interests to hire a skilled lawyer and have them fight for the best possible outcome.

Call (317) 434-1490 Today For a Free Consultation

The sooner you enlist the services of one of our Fishers criminal defense lawyers, the more time we will have to investigate your case and help you prepare for court appearances. Do not discuss your case with anyone, including law enforcement, until you have had a chance to talk to a lawyer. It’s important that you start preparing your defense as soon as possible.

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