New Indiana Law Expected to Allow Reduction of Class D Felonies

Do you have a Class D Felony conviction which is more than 3 years old? If so, your time as a “convicted felon” might soon be over!

The Indiana House recently passed House Bill 1033 which allows courts to convert Class D Felonies to Class A Misdemeanors after 3 years so long as the convicted person is not a sexual or violent offender and the Class D Felony offense did not result in bodily injury to another person.

The Bill has not completed the entire process to become a law yet, but most expect it will pass and become effective in July of this year. (Read how a bill becomes law in Indiana here.)

Indiana has traditionally been slow to forgive mistakes, but this is yet another sign that we are finally giving hard-working people a second chance. The attorneys at SFT Lawyers will monitor this story closely to make sure we give our clients every chance to start anew. If you have an old conviction, give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss all of your options!