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Felony Crime Lawyer – We serve Northwest Indiana, Lake County & Porter County Indiana

A felony is defined as a crime punishable by more than one year of incarceration in a prison or jail.

Under Indiana law, felonies are divided into seven (7) categories, based on the perceived seriousness of the crime.

Murder: This is the most serious charge one can face under Indiana law.  The sentence for a murder conviction is a fixed term between forty-five (45) and sixty-five (65) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.  In certain cases a murder conviction can result in a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Murder is also a capital offense, meaning that in certain cases a murder conviction can result in the death penalty being imposed.

Level 1 Felony:  A Level 1 felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between twenty (20) and fifty (50) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

Level 2 Felony: A Level 2 felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between twenty (10) and thirty (30) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

Level 3 Felony: A Level 3 felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between three (3) and twenty (20) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

Level 4 Felony: A Level 4 felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between two (2) and twelve (12) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

Level 5 Felony: A Level 5 felony carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between one (1) year and six (6) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00.

Level 6 Felony: A Level 6 felony is the lowest level of felony in Indiana.  It carries a penalty upon conviction of a fixed term between six (6) months and two and one half (2 1/2) years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. In certain instances, when a person is convicted of a Level 6 felony, the Court may nonetheless enter judgment and conviction as a Class A misdemeanor.

**We handle and can help you with ALL misdemeanor and felony crimes.

More serious crimes know as felonies are punishable by a term of one year or more in state prison. My law firm provides comprehensive legal representation, but my clients make the final decisions about their cases.

To learn about your legal rights and options, please contact me, so I can arrange a free case evaluation. You are under no obligation to hire me as your criminal defense lawyer.

I represent clients throughout Northwest Indiana. 

Please call today for a free initial consultation at (219) 228-8374 or (855) FECH-LAW

or you can e-mail me at [email protected]

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