Indiana Level 5 Felonies
Level 5 Felonies are the second lowest level felonies charged in Indiana. Indiana Level 5 Felonies are generally viewed as being more severe than misdemeanors and Level 6 Felonies, yet less severe than Levels 1-4 Felonies. Accordingly, the potential penalties associated with Indiana Level 5 Felonies are greater than those associated with misdemeanors and Level 6 Felonies, yet less than Levels 1-4 Felonies. Being convicted of Indiana Level 5 Felonies 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 felony conviction will have on your future and makes avoiding a felony conviction a top priority. Attorney Roberts will strive to obtain a reduction or even outright dismissal of the Level 5 Felony charge(s) against you. If you are charged with Indiana Level 5 Felonies, contact our office now to discuss your best defense against the charge(s).
Potential Imprisonment for Indiana Level 5 Felonies
All Indiana Level 5 Felonies subject the accused to a term of imprisonment of 1 to 6 years. Although the majority of these sentences would be subject to being served in 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 Level 5 Felonies 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 Level 5 Felonies
All Indiana Level 5 Felonies subject the accused to a fine of up to $10,000.00. 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 Level 5 Felonies
There are many offenses which may be charged as Level 5 Felonies. Some offenses are strictly charged as Level 5 Felonies, while other offenses may be enhanced to Level 5 Felonies under certain circumstances. Below is just a small sample of common Level 5 Felonies. The list is merely intended to give some examples of Indiana Level 5 Felonies and is in no way inclusive of all Indiana Level 5 Felonies.
- Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Homicide, Vicarious Sexual Gratification, Child Solicitation, Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Robbery, Burglary, Escape, Dealing in Cocaine, Dealing in Methamphetamine
What to do if you are charged with Indiana Level 5 Felonies
If you are charged with Indiana Level 5 Felonies, 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 Level 5 Felony 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 Level 5 Felony charge(s) you are facing.
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