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Felony Defense

Northwest Indiana Felony Defense Lawyer

If you are facing felony charges in Northwest Indiana, the stakes are high.  Your liberties are at stake.  Felony offenses are given an increased level of attention and scrutiny by law enforcement officers, prosecuting attorneys, and judges.  The right defense can make all the difference in minimizing the impact a felony arrest may have on your life.  Put forth your best defense!


If you have been arrested for a felony offense in Northwest Indiana, don't delay.  Contact Attorney Joseph M. Roberts, a Northwest Indiana criminal defense lawyer who has dedicated his career to protecting the rights and preserving the freedoms of those accused of committing felonious acts.  Call or text us now at 219-779-9187 to receive your FREE case evaluation.


POTENTIAL PENALTIES OF A FELONY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

All Indiana felonies, regardless of classification or severity, subject an individual to a potential fine of up to $10,000.00.  The potential terms of imprisonment for Indiana felony offenses are as follows:


For felony offenses committed after June 31, 2014:

Murder: 45 – 65 years, with an advisory sentence of 55 years.
Level 1 Felony: 20 – 40 years, with an advisory sentence of 30 years.
Level 2 Felony: 10 – 30 years, with an advisory sentence of 17.5 years.
Level 3 Felony: 3 – 16 years, with an advisory sentence of 9 years.
Level 4 Felony: 2 – 12 years, with an advisory sentence of 6 years.
Level 5 Felony: 1 – 6 years, with an advisory sentence of 3 years.
Level 6 Felony: 6 months – 2.5 years, with an advisory sentence of 1 year.


For felony offenses committed prior to July 1, 2014:

Murder: 45 – 65 years, with an advisory sentence of 55 years.
Class A Felony: 20 – 50 years, with an advisory sentence of 30 years.
Class B Felony: 6 – 20 years, with an advisory sentence of 10 years.
Class C Felony: 2 – 8 years, with an advisory sentence of 4 years.
Class D Felony: 6 months – 3 years, with an advisory sentence of 18 months.


This chart only includes the general statutory penalties for Indiana felony offenses.  You may be facing even steeper penalties if you are a repeat or habitual offender, the activity was  criminal gang-related, a firearm was used during the commission of the offense, etc.  Further, a felony conviction could cause you to lose your voting rights, firearms rights, professional licenses, and your job or career.


Indiana felony charges carry very serious potential consequences and must be defended vigorously.  If you are facing felony charges, you need an attorney with the training and experience necessary to be the most effective advocate on your behalf.  Our criminal defense lawyer works with individuals facing major felony charges on a daily basis.  In addition to his private practice, Attorney Roberts also previously served as a contracted public defender to indigent defendants in one of Lake County's four major felony courts.


If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony offense, YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS and you don't have to do it alone.  Your next call can make all the difference in protecting your rights and preserving your freedoms.  Put your mind at ease by contacting Northwest Indiana Criminal Defense Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts now to schedule your FREE, informative, no obligation case evaluation. 

You don't have to do it alone

Your next call can make all the difference in protecting your rights and preserving your freedoms.  Put your mind at ease by contacting Northwest Indiana Criminal Defense Lawyer Joseph M. Roberts now to schedule your FREE, informative, no obligation case evaluation. 

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