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Serious Charges Require Serious Counsel

All criminal charges are serious, but felony charges carry uniquely harsh consequences in Indiana. If you have been charged with a felony offense in central Indiana, it is critical that you work with experienced, respected defense counsel.

Hamilton County is known to be tough on crime, and experience in local courts can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of a case. At Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C., our experience and the strong working relationships we have with judges and prosecutors are tremendous assets to our clients.

Felony Charges In Indiana

Coots, Henke & Wheeler attorney Jim Crum has more than 25 years of experience representing people accused of crimes in Hamilton County and the surrounding areas. He has been selected for inclusion in the Indiana Super Lawyers list for criminal defense each year since 2008, a distinction awarded to no more than 5% of the state’s attorneys.

Led by attorney Crum, our criminal defense team has defended people accused of a full range of felony charges, including:

  • Aggravated battery
  • Certain sex crimes
  • Arson
  • Stalking
  • Vehicle theft
  • Unlawful firearm possession
  • Drug dealing resulting in death
  • Manslaughter
  • Trafficking
  • Kidnapping

In Indiana, felony charges range from a Level 6 felony to a Level 1 felony. A Level 6 felony, like theft, carries a sentence of six to 18 months in state prison, while a Level 1 felony, like attempted murder, may carry a sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison.

Under Indiana law, judges may convert certain Level 6 felony charges to Class A misdemeanor charges. The judge may choose to do this on their own, upon a defendant’s petition to the court or after an agreement with the prosecutor. Our team has the experience and reputation to negotiate in clients’ best interests with the prosecutor and aggressively defend their interests in court if a favorable agreement cannot be reached.

We’re Ready To Fight For You. Call Today.

We encourage you to contact us to put a trial-tested defense team in your corner. During your initial consultation, we will answer your questions and begin developing a strategy for the strongest possible defense. Please call 317-708-4819 or send us an email to reach the firm.