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Indianapolis Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers

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Although misdemeanors are considered less serious offenses than felonies, a conviction could still result in severe consequences. If you’re facing criminal allegations, it’s imperative to have a skilled attorney on your side to protect your rights and freedoms.

At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience within the criminal justice system, and our founding attorneys have served as deputy prosecutors. When you work with us, we will leverage our knowledge of both sides of the courtroom to fight charges and work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Retain a team dedicated to providing superior legal service by calling us at (317) 857-0160.

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Potential Conviction Consequences of Misdemeanor Offenses

In Indiana, there are three classes of misdemeanors:

  • Class A: This level of misdemeanor are the most serious offenses, and includes theft of property valued at less than $750, prostitution or patronizing a prostitute, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment (also known as an OVWI, OWI, or DUI), and criminal trespass. The punishments for being found guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor include:
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • Up to $5,000 in fines
    • Possible probation for up to 1 year for any time not spent in jail
  • Class B: This level of misdemeanor includes possession of marijuana, hazing, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. The punishments for being found guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor include:
    • Up to 180 days in jail
    • Up to $1,000 in fines
    • Possible probation for up to 1 year for any time not spent in jail
  • Class C: This level of misdemeanor includes public indecency, operating a vehicle while intoxicated (also known as an OVWI, OWI, or DUI), and possession of drug paraphernalia. The punishments for being found guilty of a Class C Misdemeanor include:
    • Up to 60 days in jail
    • Up to $500 in fines
    • Possible probation for up to 1 year for any time not spent in jail

For the Legal Defense You Need, Contact Keffer Hirschauer LLP

Being arrested for and charged with an offense could be a frightening experience; the process may be unfamiliar and the outcome unknown. Our Indianapolis misdemeanor defense attorneys will be at your side every step of the way, guiding you through the complexities of your case and the legal system. We will work closely with you to develop an innovative strategy for your unique circumstances and will seek to get charges reduced or dropped.