Misdemeanors

Misdemeanor Lawyer in Indianapolis

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Misdemeanors may be considered less serious than felonies in a court of law, but they are still criminal offenses that can lead to severe consequences and should never be ignored. Whether you have been accused of public intoxication, possession, DUI, domestic battery, or any other misdemeanor offense, having a skilled misdemeanor defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference. 

At Frangos Legal, we deliver big firm results while operating as a small firm by providing our clients with personalized representation and affordable services. Our Indianapolis misdemeanor defense attorney David C. Frangos possesses the necessary skills and experience to help you navigate this difficult time. Learn more during a free consultation!

For experienced legal counsel and aggressive advocacy in Indianapolis, reach out to us today online or at (317) 245-3707.

Penalties for Misdemeanors in Indianapolis

In Indiana, the punishment for a misdemeanor conviction is unique to each case because the consequences depend on the nature and severity of each unique crime. Maximum penalties for these offenses include one year in a local jail and a fine of up to $5,000. 

Misdemeanors and their penalties are categorized into three main levels: 

  • Class A: The most serious class of misdemeanor in the state. Includes fines of up to $5,000 and a maximum jail sentence of one year. In Indiana, possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana, check fraud, theft, and domestic battery are examples of Class A misdemeanors.
  • Class B: Fines of up to $1000 and a maximum jail sentence of 180 days. Public intoxication is an example of a Class B misdemeanor.
  • Class C: These are the least serious misdemeanors in Indiana and feature fines of up to $500 and a maximum jail sentence of 60 days. Class C misdemeanors include disorderly conduct, loitering, and simple assault cases.

Other possible penalties that a judge could assign in addition to or in place of the punishments mentioned above include:

  • Community service
  • House arrest
  • Mandatory participation in a counseling or treatment program
  • Probation
  • Revocation of driving privileges and/or licenses

Will a Misdemeanor Go on My Criminal Record?

A conviction for any crime, including a misdemeanor, will become a part of your criminal record. Typically, such records remain for the remainder of your life, and can potentially affect your job prospects, future housing, financial aid, and more.

Fortunately, it is possible to successfully petition the court to remove or “expunge” a misdemeanor from your record. Our misdemeanor defense attorney can assist you with the expungement process, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your options during a free consultation. 

Let Our Legal Professionals Protect Your Rights

If you have been charged with any misdemeanor offense, it is crucial to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. When you turn to Frangos Legal we can help you develop a strong defense for your case. 

We offer:

  • Fast, effective legal counsel—we start working on your case the moment you call us
  • Free consultations and payment plans to suit all budgets
  • The benefits of working with a single, experienced lawyer throughout the duration of your case
  • Effective, prompt, and caring communication between attorney and client

Contact our Indianapolis misdemeanor defense lawyer today online or at (317) 245-3707 for your free consultation.

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