Misdemeanor Lawyer in Noblesville
Accused of a Misdemeanor?
There is often some misunderstanding surrounding the differences between
felonies. Under Indiana law, although still problematic, misdemeanors are less
serious in nature than felonies. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor
and are ordered to serve jail time, it will most likely be served in the
county jail, rather than prison. In Indiana, felony convictions that range
from the most serious (Level 1) to the less serious (Level 5) will more
than likely serve any executed time in the Indiana Department of Corrections,
or what most people call prison. A level 6 felony may be served in either
the county jail or in prison.
Although many lawyers may simply “call-in” a misdemeanor, expecting
a quick plea agreement, our firm will actually analyze every misdemeanor
case as if it is just as important as a felony….because it is just
as important to the client we are representing. We will not simply tell
you take accept the first plea that is offered, unless it is reasonable
based upon the facts of your particular case. Very often our
Noblesville criminal defense lawyers will advise our clients to reject plea agreements on misdemeanor cases,
if the prosecutor is being unreasonable or if the facts don’t support
a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt.
Whether you are guilty or not, the State of Indiana, through its prosecutor,
must be able to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order to
gain a conviction. If we believe that they cannot, we will push for a
dismissal or an improved plea agreement. In our firm, plea agreements
are NOT a first impulse, they are a last resort. We will handle misdemeanor
cases with the same level of passion that we have for all of our felony
cases because we recognize that our clients deserve that passion no matter
what type or level of crime they are charged with committing.
Misdemeanors in Indiana are separated into three classifications with "A"
being the most severe, "B" being moderately severe, and "C"
being the least severe. Class "C" misdemeanors carry a penalty of 0 to 60 days in jail
and a fine of up to $500. Class "B" misdemeanors carry a penalty
of up to 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. Lastly, the Class "A"
misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 1 year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.
Examples of misdemeanor offenses:
- The possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana
- Public intoxication
- Driving under the influence
- Petty theft/conversion or shoplifting
- Reckless Driving
- Simple Battery, domestic battery
We Are Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists*
Facing any criminal charge can complicate your life to no end. You may
be uncertain of where to turn or what to do. It is important that you
work with a dedicated attorney who is willing to do whatever it takes
to find a successful outcome. The board certified Noblesville misdemeanor
attorneys* at The Criminal Defense Team have more than 70 years of combined
experience and take the time to attempt to explore every inch of every
case. The attorneys have represented thousands and thousands of clients
with their aggressive and creative approach to criminal defense.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need a criminal defense attorney,
trust your case to Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists* with proven
experience with handling all types of misdemeanor cases.
Call our Noblesville misdemeanor attorneys at The Criminal Defense Teamat (888) 988-5659 for a free consultation. Don't waste any more time in getting the defense you need!
*Andrew Baldwin, Mark Kamish, and Kathie Perry are recognized as Board Certified
Criminal Trial Advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy