Protecting Your Rights After A Felony Charge

Far more serious than misdemeanor-level offenses, felonies are punishable with lengthy prison sentences and exorbitant fines. Although judges are given some leeway in sentencing people convicted of felonies, the punishment can range from six months to 50 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

Add on top of that, the staggering number regarding racial disparities in incarceration. According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), African-Americans constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population. Further, African-Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites. As pointed out by author Michelle Alexander, the United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.

Standing Up For Your Right To Be Treated Equally

At The Law Office of John Stephen Alt, I fight tooth and nail for your rights in felony cases. I will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf in a variety of felony cases, including:

  • Aggravated battery
  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Check fraud
  • Child molestation
  • Felony assault
  • Felony drug offenses
  • Felony OWI/DUI
  • Forgery
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Weapons charges

Demanding Equal Justice In Firearm And Property Cases

A firearms conviction, like any felony offense, can destroy your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms — even at home. Further, Indiana law provides for enhanced penalties when firearms are used in the commission of certain crimes. As a lawyer experienced in the nuances of firearm cases, I will fully and effectively defend your case and ensure the state of Indiana does not trample over your constitutional rights.

Burglary, theft, forgery, auto theft and other property crimes can carry severe penalties including years spent in the Indiana Department of Correction. I will aggressively defend your case and explore all options to get you to the best possible resolution.

Experience teaches that many property crimes are committed by individuals with drug or alcohol problems. If this is your case, I can have your case screened, with your permission, to determine your eligibility for drug treatment court. In Marion County and several other counties, the successful completion of drug treatment court results in dismissal of all charges against the defendant. As a former drug treatment court magistrate judge, I am extremely well-suited to determine whether you are a candidate for a drug treatment program.

With over 20 years of experience in felony defense, attorney John Stephen Alt is your best choice for aggressive legal representation. Contact me online or call me in Indianapolis at 317-683-0071 to schedule a free initial consultation.