Criminal Law

About felonies in Indiana

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A felony is the most serious criminal charge. In Indiana, there are seven levels of felony charges. They are as follows:

The Indiana Criminal Code was updated in July 2014. The current laws are as follows:

  • Murder: Carries a penalty of 45-65 years.
  • Level 1 Felony: Carries a penalty of 20 to 50 years.
  • Level 2 Felony: Carries a penalty of 10 to 30 years.
  • Level 3 Felony: Carries a penalty of 3 to 20 years.
  • Level 4 Felony: Carries a penalty of 2 to 12 years.
  • Level 5 Felony: Carries a penalty of 1 to 6 years.
  • Level 6 Felony: Carries a penalty of 6 months to 2 1/2 years.

For crimes committed prior to July 2014, the penalties are as follows:

  • Murder: Carries a penalty of 45-65 years.
  • Class A Felony: Carries a penalty of 20 to 50 years.
  • Class B Felony: Carries a penalty of 6 to 20 years.
  • Class C Felony: Carries a penalty of 2 to 8 years.
  • Class D Felony: Carries a penalty of 6 months to 3 years.