If you have been convicted of a crime in Indiana and are currently serving a sentence (in prison or jail, on work release, home detention or probation) you may be eligible to have your sentence modified. First, we need to determine if you are eligible, which can be complicated. Next, if you are eligible, it is important to develop a strategy that will give you the best chance of success. Our Team handles modifications regularly and we start by gathering as much information about you as we can—your story and why you deserve a modification—so that we can relay that information to the prosecutor in an effort to get an agreement for a modification.
For example, a client of ours was a budding writer who was working with a publisher and his work release restrictions were making it difficult for him to do the leg work he needed to do to further his career. He had no violations and completed all programming and had done very well, so after telling his story to the prosecutor on multiple occasions, she agreed on a plan for him to stair-step down to home detention and then Probation and he was able to successfully continue on his path to publishing his novel.
In the event that we are not able to get an agreement for a modification, we can request a hearing with the court and present your story and evidence to the Judge and explain why you are deserving of a modification. We have been very successful in convincing judges across the state to grant modification requests by showing them who our client is and why he or she is deserving of a modification. Our Board Certified* defense lawyers can build a case that will help you get the best result possible.