Indiana Class A Misdemeanors
Class A Misdemeanors are the highest level misdemeanors charged in Indiana. Indiana Class A Misdemeanors are generally viewed as being more severe than all other misdemeanors, yet less severe than all levels of felony offenses. Accordingly, the potential penalties associated with Class A Misdemeanors are greater than those associated with Class B and C Misdemeanors, yet less than all levels of felonies. Being convicted of Indiana Class A Misdemeanors carries significant collateral consequences and can have a major negative impact on your future employment, housing, and rights. Northwest Indiana Criminal Defense Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts understands the impact a criminal conviction will have on your future and makes avoiding a conviction a top priority. Attorney Roberts will strive to obtain a reduction or even outright dismissal of the Class A Misdemeanors charge(s) against you. If you are charged with Indiana Class A Misdemeanors, contact our office now to discuss your best defense against the charge(s).
Potential Imprisonment for Indiana Class A Misdemeanors
All Indiana Class A Misdemeanors subject the accused to a term of imprisonment of up to 1 year. These misdemeanor sentences would be served in the local county jail, as opposed to an Indiana Department of Correction prison facility. Indiana law also provides Courts with great latitude to order sentences be served in alternative placements. Courts have the authority to allow many of the sentences to be served in a work release program or on home detention or even to suspend all or a portion of the sentence to probation. For most people accused of committing a crime, avoiding jail is a top priority. The latitude afforded to the Courts in imposing sentences for Indiana Class A Misdemeanors provides Attorney Roberts with an opportunity to not only minimize the length of a sentence but also to propose a sentence structured to minimize the impact it may have on your life and daily affairs.
Potential Fine for Indiana Class A Misdemeanors
All Indiana Class A Misdemeanors subject the accused to a fine of up to $5,000.00. Although Indiana law provides Courts with the authority to impose substantial fines, it also gives the Courts a great amount of discretion when imposing fines. This discretion provides Attorney Roberts with an opportunity to minimize the consequences of your situation. The difference between being hit with a large fine and being assessed a fine which is suspended in full or significantly minimized can more than pay for the fees associated with the zealous representation of Attorney Roberts.
Examples of Indiana Class A Misdemeanors
Those facing Class A Misdemeanor charges may be facing criminal charges for the first time ever. There are many offenses which may be charged as Class A Misdemeanors. Some Class A Misdemeanors may be enhanced to higher level classifications under certain circumstances. Below is just a small sample of common Class A Misdemeanors. The list is merely intended to give some examples of Indiana Class A Misdemeanors and is in no way inclusive of all Indiana Class A Misdemeanors.
- Theft, Criminal Conversion, Battery with Bodily Injury, Domestic Battery, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI)-Endangering a Person, Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of 0.15 or Greater, Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Trespass, Deception, Check Deception, Medicaid Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Check Fraud, Most Other Frauds, Intimidation, Resisting Law Enforcement, Prostitution, Patronizing a Prostitute, Carrying a Handgun without a License, Dealing In A Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Dealing in Marijuana
What to do if you are charged with Indiana Class A Misdemeanors
If you are charged with Indiana Class A Misdemeanors, do not hesitate to contact Northwest Indiana Criminal Defense Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts. Attorney Roberts has dedicated his career to protecting the rights and preserving the freedoms of the accused. Contact us now to receive your FREE case evaluation and consultation. During your initial consultation, you will meet directly with Attorney Roberts to discuss your Indiana Class A Misdemeanor charge(s), the elements of the offense(s), potential penalties, collateral consequences, the criminal justice procedure, your prior criminal history, and the fees associated with representing you in your defense against the Indiana Class A Misdemeanor charge(s) you are facing.
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