Evansville, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

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.

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Cole Galloway
Cole Galloway
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: 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. You may want to reach out to an attorney for a free consultation to better understand what procedure you need to follow for a sentence modification.

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