Indiana Sentencing Guidelines

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Sentencing Ranges

Felony Level Sentencing Ranges

Level 1 Felonies
A level 1 felony in Indiana is punishable by 20 to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-2-4.5.)

Level 2 Felonies
In Indiana, level 2 felonies are punishable by 10 to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-2-5.)

Level 3 Felonies
In Indiana, level 3 felonies are punishable by 3 to 16 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-2-5.)

Level 4 Felonies
A conviction for a level 4 felony can result in 2 to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-2-5.5.)

Level 5 Felonies
Level 5 felonies carry 1 to 6 years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-2-6.)

Level 6 Felonies
Level 6 felonies are punishable by at least 6 months in jail (a misdemeanor sentence) or as much as two and a half years in prison (a felony sentence), as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-2-7.)

Advisory Sentences

Each level of felonies has an advisory sentence, or a guideline, that the court can (but is not required) to consider when imposing a sentence.

  • Level One Felony
    20-40 years with an advisory sentence of 30 years
  • Level Two Felony
    10-30 years with an advisory sentence of 17.5 years
  • Level Three Felony
    3-16 years with an advisory sentence of 9 years
  • Level Four Felony
    2-12 years with an advisory sentence of 6 years
  • Level Five Felony
    1-6 years with an advisory sentence of 3 years
  • Level Six Felony
    6 months-2.5 years with an advisory sentence of 1 year

(Ind. Code Ann. § § 35-50-2-1.3, 35-50-2-4.)

Misdemeanor Sentencing Ranges

Class A Misdemeanors
A class A misdemeanor is the most serious type of misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-3-2.)

Class B Misdemeanors
Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-3-3.)

Class C Misdemeanors
A class C misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
(Ind. Code Ann. § 35-50-3-4.)