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Fort Wayne Misdemeanor Charges Lawyer

Defending You Against Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Criminal charges are typically divided into either felonies or misdemeanors. The distinction is related to the severity of the crime, the history of the charged and the potential punishments you might face.

I am Michael T. Douglass, and I have helped clients in Fort Wayne and communities throughout Indiana who have been charged with either misdemeanors or felonies. I will work quickly to investigate the circumstances surrounding your charge, the arrest report and interview witnesses to determine an aggressive and effective case strategy. It is my goal to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

What Is a Felony?

Felony charges are the more serious of the two. Typically, a conviction for a felony will have more severe penalties such as up to 65 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

  • Murder
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Armed robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery

What Is a Misdemeanor?

Misdemeanor crimes are not as serious as felonies. Many misdemeanors, however, can be escalated such as felony DUI or OWI based on the history of like crimes. A misdemeanor conviction will typically entail less than one year in jail and up to a $5000 fine.

  • Traffic violations
  • Drug offenses
  • Assault
  • Domestic abuse
  • OWI
  • Shoplifting

If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime in Indiana, contact an experienced lawyer immediately. You should exercise your right to remain silent. Be polite and respectful to law enforcement, but you do not have to answer any of their questions without an attorney present.

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If you have questions regarding family law or criminal defense, do not hesitate to contact Douglass Law Firm Our firm offers a free consultation and can meet at a time and location convenient for you.

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Douglass Law Firm
202 West Berry Street, Suite 710
Fort Wayne IN 46802

Telephone: 888-743-2474
Telephone: 260-440-7243
Fax: 260-426-3360

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