Columbus, Seymour, Nashville, Franklin and Greensburg
Criminal Defense Lawyers

Getting arrested can be an embarrassing and horrifying experience. It can affect every aspect of your life, including your bank account, your job and even the relationship you have with your family. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Indiana, the attorneys at Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C. are here to protect your rights and help you attain the best possible result for your case.

Currently, in the State of Indiana, the following is a list of minimum and maximum sentences and
fines that a Court can impose upon a person for being  found guilty of committing a crime:

CRIMES OCCURING PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2014

Offense                                    Potential Range                            Maximum Fine
Murder                                       45-65 Years                                   $10,000.00
Class A Felony                            20-50 Years                                   $10,000.00
Class B Felony                            6-20 Years                                     $10,000.00
Class C Felony                            2-8 Years                                       $10,000.00
Class D Felony                            1/2-3 Years                                   $10,000.00
Class A Misdemeanor                   0-1 Year                                       $10,000.00
Class B Misdemeanor                   0-180 Days                                     $5,000.00
Class C Misdemeanor                   0-60 Days                                         $500.00

CRIMES OCCURING AFTER JUNE 30, 2014

Offense                                    Potential Range                            Maximum Fine
Murder                                       45-65 Years                                   $10,000.00
Level 1 Felony                            20-40 Years*                                  $10,000.00
Level 2 Felony                            10-30 Years                                   $10,000.00
Level 3 Felony                            3-16 Years                                     $10,000.00
Level 4 Felony                            2-12 Years                                     $10,000.00
Level 5 Felony                            1-6 Years                                       $10,000.00
Level 6 Felony                            6 month- 2 1/2 years                      $10,000.00
Class A Misdemeanor                   0-1 Year                                        $10,000.00
Class B Misdemeanor                   0-180 Days                                     $5,000.00
Class C Misdemeanor                   0-60 Days                                         $500.00

* 20-50 years in cases of an offense of child molestation described in: IC 35-31.5-2-72(1); or IC 35-31.5-2-72(2).

CREDIT TIME FOR CRIMES OCCURING AFTER JUNE 30, 2014
 A person assigned to Class A earns one (1) day of credit time for each day the person is imprisoned for a
crime or confined awaiting trial or sentencing.
–  A person assigned to Class B earns one (1) day of credit time for every three (3) days the person is
imprisoned for a crime or confined awaiting trial or sentencing.
–  A person assigned to Class C earns one (1) day of credit time for every six (6) days the person is
imprisoned for a crime or confined awaiting trial or sentencing.
–  A person assigned to Class D earns no credit time.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY BOND SCHEDULE (LR03-CR00-BOND-1)
“(A) Bond Schedule. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the following shall be the amount set for the bail bonds: Charge Bond                     Amount
Class C Misdemeanors         $    2,500 Cash
Class B Misdemeanors         $    3,500 Cash
Class A Misdemeanors         $    5,000 Cash
Class D Felony                    $  10,000 Cash
Class C Felony (HTV)          $  15,000 Cash
Class C Felony                    $  25,000 Cash
Class B Felony                    $  75,000 Cash
Class A Felony                    $150,000 Cash
Murder                               NO BOND

Level 1 Felony                    $150,000.00 Cash
Level 2 Felony                    $100,000.00 Cash
Level 3 Felony                    $ 75,000.00 Cash
Level 4 Felony                    $ 40,000.00 Cash
Level 5 Felony                    $ 15,000.00 Cash
Level 6 Felony                    $   7,500.00 Cash

In the event that the alleged crime involves possession of Methamphetamine or Pseudoephedrine or Anhydrous Ammonia, the Bond shall be increased by $50,000.00 Cash. In the event the alleged crime involves distribution of Methamphetamine or manufacture of Methamphetamine, the Bond shall be increased by $100,000.00 Cash.

All bonds may be posted in full in cash or ten (10%) percent in cash of the full amount.  In the event that an arrest is made without a warrant signed by a judge endorsing a specific bond, the charts above shall establish the bond for a “preliminary charge.” In the event that the individual is arrested on more than one “preliminary charge,” the bond shall be set in the amount of bond for the most serious offense.

In the event that the arresting officer believes that the above schedule is not appropriate for a specific arrest based upon facts known to the officer or surrounding circumstances, the officer may complete an affidavit and provide it to the Sheriff’s Department and the Sheriff is authorized to hold such arrestee until the sooner of forty-eight (48) hours (excluding weekends and holidays) or until further order of a Judge.”

Committed to providing results for clients
With more than 85 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C. pride ourselves on always being there to lend a compassionate ear to clients, while easing their concerns by providing the highest quality legal representation possible. We provide guidance to our clients, helping them understand the charges against them and the legal options available to them.

How we can help you
We have defended many clients in state courts on charges ranging from traffic offenses to serious felonies, including:

  • Assault and battery
  • Drug crimes
  • DWI & DUI
  • Homicide/Murder
  • Motor vehicle crimes
  • Sexual offenses
  • Theft
  • White collar crime

In addition, we can help you clear your criminal record and assist you in getting past criminal convictions sealed or expunged. Whatever your legal dilemma may be, we have the experience and ability to provide a helping hand and keep you out of legal trouble.

Let us fight for you. Contact Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C. today
If you have been charged with a crime, don’t let your fears and concerns overwhelm you. Let the lawyers of Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C. help you successfully resolve your case and resume your life. Call us today at 812.372.5785 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C. stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.

FEES AND PAYMENTS
In criminal cases, Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C., charges its clients based upon a flat-fee structure.*  This means that clients will pay a set fee, determined by the Law firm, for the charges/problems that the client is facing.  There are several factors that our lawyers consider when assessing the amount to charge the client on the flat-fee, including, but not limited to:
1.  Severity of the charges.
2.  Complexity of the case.
3.  Number of charges pending.
4.  Court where charges are pending.
5.  Urgency.
6.  Amount of investigation needed.

What is the client paying for?
The flat-fee paid by the client is paying for many things, including, but not limited to:
1.  The Attorney representing the client in the matter.**
2.  The Attorney’s reputation and experience.
3.  The Law Firm’s reputation as trial lawyers.
4.  Knowledge of the law and tendencies of the judges and prosecutors.
5.  Experience of the staff.
6.  The whole team of lawyers and staff strategizing about the case.
7.  Administrative needs of the client (e.g., filing pleadings and motions, continuing hearing, sending
out notices, reminding clients of court dates, etc. . .).

*   Although the Law Firm charges a flat-fee for criminal cases, in some instances we do allow for that
flat-fee to be paid in installment payments, at the discretion of the attorney.
** Except an appeal.

With offices conveniently located in Columbus, Indiana, Thomasson, Thomasson, Long & Guthrie, P.C. serves clients throughout South Central Indiana, especially Bartholomew County, Jackson County, Jennings County and Decatur County, including the towns of Columbus, Seymour, North Vernon, Nashville, Franklin,
Brownstown, Greensburg, Morgantown and Martinsville.
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