If you are under arrest for a felony, or there is a felony conviction on your record, you need an experienced Indiana criminal defense attorney like Ryan E. Lackey. He works with the prosecutor to negotiate a plea agreement reducing your felony to a misdemeanor, greatly improving your chance for freedom.
We represent you in court at your arraignment, and we explain your plea options and the potential for a negotiated agreement with the prosecution. If you enter a guilty plea, there will be no trial since “guilty” is an admission that the facts of the case are true and that you did commit a crime. We may advise you to enter a “not guilty” plea, which is an assertion that you did not commit the crime. The court will then set a pre-trial or trial date.
We have built solid relationships with prosecutors and judges during extensive appearances in Indiana courts. These connections help us negotiate to have your felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor through a mutually beneficial plea agreement with the prosecution.
In January of 2012, the state of Indiana passed House Bill No. 1033 that allows for a reduction of a Class D felony to a Class A misdemeanor after three years have passed since the completion of a sentence. The bill includes specific criteria that could lead to a reduction, such as:
It may be possible to have your charges expunged from your record as part of your plea agreement once you have completed your sentence. Our attorney can explain the process and help weigh your best options.
Even with a felony charge on your record, The Law Offices of Ryan E. Lackey can successfully negotiate to have your charge reduced to a misdemeanor. For a free consultation and cost-effective representation, please contact the firm online or call us at 260-222-7364.