Possible Penalties for Criminal Charge in Indiana

Below is a chart to help understand the possible penalties that can come with being charged with a crime in Indiana.  The chart has been organized from most serious to least serious levels of crime.  Murder is in its own category because it carries a higher penalty than any other type of crime.  The chart shows the minimum and maximum sentences.  The advisory sentence is the sentence that the legislature has recommended to the judges as the starting point within each level of crime.  The court can then go up or down from that advisory within the minimum and maximum range.  The Court in many instances has the ability to suspend all or part of the sentence to probation.  For more detail description watch the video below.  Calculating good time credit is much more complicated than it used to be.  The level of crime and the type of the crime charged can now have a dramatic effect on the amount of good time credit that can now be earned.  To determine good time credit you can use the calculator that has been created by the Indiana Courts by clicking here.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, give the Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorneys at Banks & Brower a call to discuss your case 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 317-870-0019.