Many defendants wish to have their sentences reduced after they are convicted. It may be difficult for the family to continue the sentence.

How does Indiana sentence modification work?

Indiana has had a difficult time amending sentences since the “One-year rule”. A defendant sentenced after a year must agree that the trial court may amend his sentence. 

In some cases, the Prosecutors may not agree to amend sentences because of other reasons.

What is the best way to file for a sentence modification in Indiana?

The “One Year Rule” was repealed by the Indiana legislature effective July 1, 2014. A defendant may request a sentence change without having to consent to be tried.

After they are sentenced, a defendant may request a modification to their sentence.

Indiana Sentence Modifications Subject to Limitations

A court cannot modify a sentence if a plea agreement is not reached. Both the State of Indiana as well as the defendant are bound by the contract. An experienced Indiana criminal defense lawyer can modify your sentence.

How do I change my sentence?

The new Indiana sentence modification rules will make inmates who have been behind bars for a while feel more comfortable. Lipinski Law provides more information on Indiana sentence modifications.