A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious type of misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. For example, possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor. If you have been charged with a Class A misdemeanor, or even a major felony. give a Noblesville criminal defense attorney a call at 317-820-2314.

Individuals convicted of a misdemeanor or Class D/Level 6 felony that was reduced to a misdemeanor must wait five years from the date of the conviction before applying for expungement.


Bail Amount for Misdemeanor in Indiana

Here are the bail amounts for misdemeanors in Indiana, If Defendant is charged with a

  • Class A Misdemeanor : $250 Cash or $1,000 Surety
  • Class B Misdemeanor: $500 Cash
  • Class C Misdemeanor: Recognizance bond to $500 Cash

Class A Misdemeanors are not automatically expunged from your record after a certain amount of time has passed. The conviction will remain on your record unless you petition the court to have it removed. Another option is to ask the court to seal the record so that it does not appear in background checks.

Misdemeanor in Indiana

Examples of Class A Misdemeanors


Class A misdemeanors are punished by up to one year in jail. Someone commits a trespass, which is an example of a Class A misdemeanor in Indiana when they knowingly and without authority enters one or all of the following vehicles:

  • Vehicle
  • Aircraft
  • Watercraft
  • Snowmobile


Although you may think twice about hiring a criminal defense attorney due to the costs, doing so for a misdemeanor charge is often worth it in the end. A misdemeanor conviction is usually not punishable by jail time. There is no minimum jail term for the vast majority of misdemeanor offenses. This does not mean that no jail time will be imposed by a judge, only that the jail term is not mandatory.