Q: In marion county can the judge sentence me on a class b misdemeanor and sentenced me to a year. Probation and the max
Sentence is a 180 days can they do that.
Under Indiana Code 35-50-3-1(b), a court may place a person on probation "for a fixed period of not more than one (1) year, notwithstanding the maximum term of imprisonment for the misdemeanor[.]"
Therefore, while you may have been convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor, which typically carries a potential penalty of up to 180 days in jail, the Court, under Indiana Code 35-50-3-1(b), has the authority to sentence you to a full year on probation.
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