Fort Wayne Misdemeanor Lawyer
Misdemeanor Defense in Fort Wayne
There are three categories of misdemeanor crimes, Class A, Class B and Class C. If you have been charged with a Class C misdemeanor, you are facing potential penalties of up to 60 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500. A guilty verdict in a Class B misdemeanor case will result in up to 180 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious, and can lead to:
- Up to 365 days in jail
- A maximum fine of $500
Indiana's criminal laws can be extremely complex and confusing, even in cases involving misdemeanors. Following a misdemeanor arrest, an initial hearing is held where the charges are read and the bail amount is set (if it hasn't been set previously) . At the initial hearing is the defendant is asked if they wish to plead guilty, not guilty, or would like to hire an attorney. It is never a wise idea to plead guilty without consulting a lawyer first.
My name is Gregory A. Miller and I am a Fort Wayne criminal defense lawyer . I have represented clients in misdemeanor cases for many years. I am responsible for developing a defense strategy and fighting the accusations against you. This can include interviewing witnesses and analyzing evidence to find flaws in the prosecution's case that can lead to a reduction in charges or case dismissal.
Misdemeanor Attorney in Fort Wayne
Misdemeanor crimes can include many different types of offenses. When a case involves violence, the use of a deadly weapon or results in serious bodily injury, it will frequently be charged as a felony, a more severe offense.
Hiring a qualified attorney is important in a misdemeanor case to ensure your rights are protected and the best possible outcome to your legal situation is achieved. I will make sure you understand all aspects of your case as well as your defense options. I maintain direct contact with all my clients and work with them personally to resolve all of their legal issues.
Contact a Fort Wayne misdemeanor attorney at my firm for prompt legal assistance and skilled representation if you have been arrested for a misdemeanor.