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Indianapolis criminal defense attorney, Jesse K. Sanchez, has years of experience defending crimes of domestic violence, all felonies and misdemeanors. From domestic battery and invasion of privacy to strangulation, confinement and intimidation. Can the State prove their case? What are your defenses? What if the alleged victim does not want to proceed with the case? Get some answers: Call Jesse K. Sanchez for a free consultation.
An unfortunate outcome of some criminal cases are a conviction or a guilty verdict. In the majority of instances criminal sentences are generally decided upon by judges. Judges are often given a great degree of latitude in determining the sentencing for the individual convicted. There are instances when after a judge hands out a sentence an individual can appeal the degree of the sentence by hiring an Indianapolis sentence modification lawyer. Call The Law Office of Jesse K. Sanchez a call at 317-721-9858 today!
Indiana Sentence Modifications
There is an Indiana sentence modification statute which states that one convicted of a crime can seek a modification of his or her sentence at any time during the sentence without the need for prosecutorial approval. This means that, a court can now grant a sentence modification over the objection of the prosecutor. In the past, in order to receive a sentence modification in Indiana, the convicted would have to obtain approval from the prosecutor.
In 2014, there was a piece of legislation that removed the restriction that called for prosecutorial approval. While the legislation in 2014 made obtaining a sentence modification more attainable, though obtaining a sentence modification through process is still one that does not come without its own set of hurdles.
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There are many individuals who are currently incarcerated in the Indiana Department of Corrections are eligible to have their sentence modified. A successful Indiana sentence modification means that an individual will have their sentence modified to an alternate placement that is either:
- Work Release
- House Arrest
- Community Service
- Fines and Restitution
There are instances when fortunate individuals are allowed by the judge to have their sentence modified down to parole or probation. When this happens, this effectively releases them from physical incarceration through the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Sentence Modification Criteria
Certain criteria must be fulfilled in order for a judge to consider modifying a sentence. Meaning, that in order to receive a sentence modification there must be real, legitimate reasoning for authorities to reconsider their original sentence.
The most common criteria for a criminal sentence modification to be granted by the court would include:
- New Evidence
- Completion of Rehabilitative Programs
- Repayment of Restitution
Unfortunately, even with these reasons, it can be difficult for a sentence modification attorney to secure a modification. The incarcerated are only allowed to apply for sentence modifications twice during their entire sentence and, if the inmate is incarcerated as part of a plea agreement, they are ineligible from filing a motion for sentence modification Indiana has available as a means of relief of a sentence given by the court.
Your Indianapolis Sentence Modification Attorney
Because the process to apply for and to receive a sentence modification can be very difficult and extremely time sensitive, it is important to have knowledgeable counsel by your side. An attorney near you, Indianapolis criminal defense lawyer, Jesse K. Sanchez will work to diligently file a modification application for a sentence modification for you or a loved one. Call the office at 317-721-9858 today!