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Misdemeanor Crimes and Criminal Defense in Indiana

Although not as serious as felony offenses, misdemeanor crimes can have an equal effect on a person’s life, jeopardizing finances, driving privileges, renters’ agreements, housing, financial aid benefits, employment, professional reputation, and more. The good news is, misdemeanor charges stand a good chance at reduction or dismissal with the help of a tough and experienced misdemeanor lawyer. David E. Lewis, Attorney at Law, can protect you from over-penalization and unfair sentencing conditions by crafting a custom defense that both challenges and refutes the allegations brought against you. He will do everything in his power to try and obtain the fairest possible outcome for your case. Call his office today at 317-636-7514 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal matters. Learn your rights and let David E. Lewis protect them!

Have You Been Charged With a Misdemeanor Offense in Indiana?

David E. Lewis, Attorney at Law, has represented numerous clients charged with various types of misdemeanors in Indiana. Of those cases, he was able to successfully reduce or dismiss charges for nearly every one of them! If you are facing misdemeanor charges, your future and freedom could be at stake. Without competent legal counsel, you could easily fall victim to Indiana’s harsh penalties for misdemeanor crimes. Trust Attorney David E. Lewis to build you the perfect defense to get your charges reduced and possibly dismissed. Don’t let a misdemeanor negatively affect your life or the life of your family; call our office today at 317-636-7514 to secure your rights and let us protect everything that matters to you.
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Misdemeanor crimes are categorized into three “Classes” based on the seriousness of the crime: Class A, Class B, and Class C. They are punishable by up to 1 year in an Indiana Department of Corrections facility, fines up to $5,000 (not including court costs and probation fees), and several other penalties which include: suspended drivers’ license, probation, routine urine screening, community service, alcohol/drug education, victim impact panels, high risk auto insurance, and more.

Class A Misdemeanor
IC 35-50-3-2
Class A misdemeanors are the most serious. In fact, Level 6 felonies (the least serious) are considered “wobblers” because they often have the opportunity to be reduced to a Class A Misdemeanor. This misdemeanor comes with the longest minimum jail sentence and highest fines. Class A misdemeanor charges can be reduced or dismissed with the help of skilled criminal defense lawyer, David E. Lewis. Possession of marijuana over 30 grams is an example of a Class A misdemeanor.
Class B Misdemeanor
IC 35-50-3-3
Class B misdemeanors are right in between the most serious and the least serious misdemeanor. They are punishable by a minimum sentence of 180 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Public intoxication is an example of a Class B misdemeanor.
Class C Misdemeanor
IC 35-50-3-4
Class C misdemeanors are the least serious. They are punishable by a minimum of 60 days in jail and up to $500 in fines. But with a tough criminal defense attorney pm your side, you can avoid jail time. A DUI with blood alcohol content under 0.15% is a Class C misdemeanor is the person has no alcohol-related priors.

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