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Q: In the state of Indiana, is someone always considered to be a Violent Criminal if they have a prior conviction(see below

of a violent offense? Said offense sentence has been served out. I am inquiring because I am trying to see if I can file a sentence modification for a friend on a new felony charge of theft. Thank you in advance.

Cole Galloway
Cole Galloway answered on Jan 7, 2022

It depends on what the prior conviction is and the terms of his plea and/or sentencing. As a very basic answer, and individual may be considered to be a "serious violent felon" if they have a prior conviction for a crime specified under Indiana Code Section 35-47-4-5 (b) & 35-47-4-9.... Read more »

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