Hit & Run Client Sentence Reduced on Appeal
The Criminal Defense Team is proud to announce that we have successfully appealed the improper criminal sentencing of one of our clients. Morgan Mannix, who was convicted of hit and run last year, will now spend the rest of her reduced sentence on probation. As IndyStar reports, Mannix was charged in a 2012 drunk driving death and convicted of Class C felony. While the offense was serious, she had no prior criminal history, cooperated with authorities, and accumulated jail credit while awaiting trial. Still, when it came time to sentencing, Marion County sentenced her to six years—three in prison and three in home detention. However, Indiana's advisory sentence for a Class C felony is four years and defense attorney felt that Ms. Morgan's circumstances did not warrant a harsher sentence. "It was our argument that she didn't have prior criminal history, has been a very exemplary person throughout her life," our Attorney told reporters.