Sentence Modification Indiana

Many defendants want their sentences to be reduced after being convicted. The family may find it difficult to continue the sentence.

How does Indiana sentence modification work?

Since the “One year rule”, Indiana has struggled to amend sentences. After one year, a defendant sentenced must agree to the possibility that his sentence may be amended by the trial court.

Sometimes, the Prosecutors might not agree to amend sentences for other reasons.

How do I file for a sentence change in Indiana?

Indiana’s legislature repealed the “One Year Rule” effective July 1, 2014. An inmate may request a sentence modification without consenting to be tried.

A defendant can request a modification of their sentence after they have been sentenced.

Indiana Sentence Modifications subject to Limitations

If a plea agreement has not been reached, a court cannot modify a sentence. The contract is binding on both the State of Indiana and the defendant.

An experienced Indiana criminal defense lawyer can modify your sentence.

How do I change my sentence?

Inmates who have been in prison for a while will feel more at home with the new Indiana sentence modification laws. Lipinski Law has more information about Indiana sentence modifications.