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What Is a Misdemeanor in Indiana?

An Indiana misdemeanor is a criminal offense that can be punished by up to one year of incarceration. Misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. They often involve crimes against the public, property, or people, but only if they involve minimal injury.

There is nothing more stressful than finding yourself in the middle of criminal accusations, especially if this is your first time facing the judicial system. If you are currently facing charges for a misdemeanor offense, you need to take immediate legal action. Failing to do so could result in serious consequences that could cause long-lasting damage to your future. Misdemeanor offenses vary in severity depending on the charge, such as drug possession, DUI, public intoxication, and assault and battery.

Facing misdemeanor charges in Indiana? Contact our criminal defense team by calling (317) 565-2221 today!

In the state of Indiana, misdemeanor offenses are divided into three categories:

  • Class A misdemeanors—Punishable with up to $5,000 in fines and 1 year in jail
  • Class B misdemeanors—Punishable with up to $1,000 in fines and 180 days in jail
  • Class C misdemeanors—Punishable with up to $500 in fines and 60 days in jail

What’s a Class A Misdemeanor?

In Indiana, Class A misdemeanors are the most serious offenses. A few examples of Class A misdemeanors in Indiana are:

  • Carrying a handgun without a license;
  • Dealing or possessing marijuana;
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated;
  • Prostitution or patronizing a prostitute;
  • Resisting law enforcement;
  • Theft.

What Is a Class B Misdemeanor in Indiana?

Class B misdemeanors are the second-lowest level of crimes. Examples of an Indiana Class B misdemeanor include:

  • Battery
  • Criminal mischief
  • Criminal recklessness
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Harassment
  • Hazing
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Public Intoxication
  • Voyeurism

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

How Our Indianapolis Misdemeanor Attorneys Can Defend You

Regardless of what kind of misdemeanor you are accused of committing, our legal team can provide you with the skilled and tough criminal defense you need to face these charges with confidence. Providing big-city experience coupled with a small-firm atmosphere translates into high-quality services that are hard to find at some other law firms.

Our firm's founding Indianapolis criminal lawyer was included in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list in 2014 and has extensive litigation skills that can prove to be instrumental to your case. When it comes to defending clients from criminal charges, our legal team is not afraid to stand up to anyone or challenge incriminating evidence.

We proudly offer all our clients the following:

  • Free case evaluations, in person or via Skype
  • Client-focused service
  • A paperless approach to your case—almost of all our communication is done electronically

Protect your future! Contact Bowen & Associates, LLC today.

As with most criminal matters, it is crucial that you seek and retain legal representation as soon as possible when facing misdemeanor charges. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can get started working on a results-driven strategy designed to meet your needs. With Bowen & Associates, LLC on your side, you don't have to face misdemeanor charges alone.

Please do not hesitate to contact our firm today for the hard-hitting legal services you need.

What Sets Us Apart?

Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
  • Efficiency You Deserve

    Time is money—and at our firm, we believe that efficient, responsive communication is essential to ensure our counsel is providing the highest value. We work diligently to create a nearly paperless office and prefer to handle almost all communication electronically.

  • Client Focused - Results Driven

    We aim to form long-term client relationships that will prove beneficial both now and in the future.  You can rest assured that when you retain our legal team, we will take the time to understand you and your case, and remain fully engaged from start to finish.

  • Creative Solutions to Meet Your Goals

    Imagination, excellence, and a passion for practical solutions contribute to our foundation. When you work with us, you can have confidence in the fact that we will be doing everything we can to achieve the best possible results for you.

  • Big-City Experience, Small-Firm Atmosphere

    Our firm may be small, but our team is known for getting results by maintaining a strong commitment to being practical and sensible. We provide personalized legal solutions and the supportive assistance you deserve. 

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