Level 1 Felony

Level 1 Felony in Indiana

A level 1 felony is the highest felony charge in the state of Indiana.  Being convicted of a Level 1 felony can have a dire impact on your future.  Hiring an experienced criminal attorney in Lafayette, West Lafayette, or Tippecanoe County is imperative to your defense.  If you have been arrested, give Vonderheide and Knecht a call as early as possible so that we can go to work for you!

Prison Sentences and Fines

The potential prison sentence is 20 to 40 years in an Indiana Department of Correction facility.  There are limitations to getting a portion of the sentence suspended.  The court has leeway in the sentencing for work release, home detention, or even probation.  In a Level 1 conviction, only the time in excess of 20 years may be suspended.  The fine associated with a Level 1 felony charge is up to $10,000.00.

What to do if you have been arrested

An example of a Level 1 Felony charge is Attempted Murder.  Don’t wait to hire an experienced lawyer like Vonderheide and Knecht.  Many procedural steps must be made after your arrest to protect your rights.  The earlier that you hire an experienced attorney, the more you will have your rights protected.  Call Vonderheide and Knecht today at 765-423-2557.