What is Alternative Misdemeanor Sentencing and How Does it Affect Me?

January 19, 2018

By Keffer Hirschauer LLP

Alternative misdemeanor sentencing is an aspect of Indiana law where Indiana’s lowest level felonies, either level six felonies currently or class D felonies under the old Indiana code, can be reduced to misdemeanor convictions. This is important for individuals who may not have lengthy criminal histories, who may not be a felon, and who are seeking to avoid being labeled a felon.

Being a felon has serious repercussions in individuals lives, not just for firearm ownership but for future rights and privileges as well as access to expungements and removing cases from individuals criminal history. Having alternative misdemeanor sentencing as part of an individuals care can be critical to an individual’s future employment. If you are facing a felony offense, contact the attorneys at Keffer Hirschauer today to discuss the option of alternative misdemeanor sentencing in your case.