Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: A felony from 2014 marijuana possession, and a felony 6 for meth possession in 2021. What length sentence is there?

If someone has a felony for marijuana possession from 2014, and now has a felony 6 for meth possession in 2021, what length sentence are they facing? Online states the sentence for a first felony as 6 months to 2 and a half years, but not a sentence for a 2nd felony. This happened in Indiana.

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Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: A level 6 felony has a penalty range of 6 months to 2 1/2 years with an advisory sentence of one year, even for a second offense and also any subsequent offense. However, with prior convictions the sentence can be aggravated from the advisory to the max sentence. If the second offense has an enhancing circumstance then the sentence can be longer.

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