Changes in Felony Classification

Beginning July 1, 2014, the 2013 Criminal Code Revision will go into effect. One major change to the new law is how felony offenses will be classified. Currently, Indiana is using an A-D system to classify felony offenses. Starting in July, felonies will be classified using a 1-6 system. Class A felonies will be broken up into levels 1 and 2 felonies, Class B felonies into levels 3 and 4 felonies, Class C felonies will become level 5 felonies, and Class D felonies will become level 6 felonies. The change to the 1-6 system was created to help separate more serious offenses from less serious offenses, such as drug possession and property crimes. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact our office.

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