Misdemeanor Crime Lawyer – We serve Northwest Indiana, Lake County & Porter County Indiana
Criminal offenses are divided into three categories: Felonies, Misdemeanors and Infractions. The most serious crimes are classified as felonies. A felony is defined as a crime punishable by more than one year of incarceration in a prison or jail. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime and one that is punishable by no more than one year of incarceration. An infraction is a violation of an ordinance or statute that does not subject the person to a criminal conviction or jail time. For example, a speeding ticket would be an infraction.
In Indiana, misdemeanors are crimes that are punished by up to a year in jail.
Misdemeanors in Indiana are designated by class A, B, or C.
A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
B Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
C Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
**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. You can learn more here. 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
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