Legal Services We Offer
Alsip Law Office, P.C. in Franklin, IN assists clients in various areas of the law. Whether you are needing help with with a small claims matter or facing a criminal charge, our team is committed to protecting your rights.
If you need assistance with a civil law case, reach out to us. We are knowledgeable and experienced in handling various legal matters related to civil law, including:
- Wills and trusts
- Landlord/tenant issues
- Small business representation
- Specialized driving privileges
Getting arrested or accused is a frightening experience. After your arrest, the government will require you to appear in court. Standing in front of an experienced prosecutor can make you feel intimidated.
You must take criminal charges in the State of Indiana seriously because the consequences are potentially life changing. The charge could become part of your permanent record, jeopardizing your current job and future employment, while burdening you with fines or even jail time.
Give our office the opportunity to fight for you during this difficult time.
Remember Your Rights
Always remember that you have rights. The government must prove that you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, it is possible to reduce some of the charges to lesser offenses.
Our office will diligently investigate the government’s case to determine whether they have enough evidence to convict you or not. We will also assess whether they violated your constitutional rights or improperly obtained evidence against you.
Fight for Your Rights
We don’t want you to be one of those people who give up too easily. Stand up for yourself, and ask us to stand with you. When looking for a lawyer, you need an aggressive and experienced counsel to represent you. You should also be looking for an attorney who will listen to you, defend your rights, and offer you peace of mind so that you can move on with your life.
Feel free to call Alsip Law Office for a consultation. Together, we will discuss your case, the court process, and a legal strategy, as well as determine whether you should make a plea offer or go to trial. Both options are situational, and the choice is yours to make. We will thoroughly look into the case so that you can make an informed decision.
The cases we handle include:
- Drunk driving offenses (DUI/OWI)
- Drug cases (possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession or sale of heroin, possession or manufacturing of meth)
- Specialized driving privileges/hardship licenses
- Sex crimes
- Criminal mischief
- Domestic violence
- Nonsupport of a dependent
- Traffic cases, such as driving while suspended
In Indiana, there are two tiers of crimes: felonies and misdemeanors. Prior to July 2014, felonies were divided into 5 classes: murder and A to D felonies. Since then, felonies have now been divided into 7 classes: murder and level 1 to 6 felonies.
Given that murder is a serious offense, the State of Indiana separates it into a category all to itself. A conviction for a murder carries an advisory sentence of 55 years (sentencing ranges from 45 to 65 years).
- Level 1 Felony: A conviction carries an advisory sentence of 30 years, with a range of 20 to 40 years.
- Level 2 Felony: A conviction carries an advisory sentence of 17 ½, with a range of 10 to 30 years.
- Level 3 Felony: A conviction carries an advisory sentence of 9 years, with a range of 3 to 16 years.
- Level 4 Felony: A conviction carries an advisory sentence of 6 years, with a range of 2 to 12 years.
- Level 5 Felony: A conviction carries an advisory sentence of 3 years, with a range of 1 to 6 years.
- Level 6 Felony: A conviction carries an advisory sentence of 1 year, with a range of 6 months to 2 ½ years.
In addition to possible incarceration, felonies may carry fines of up to $10,000. It is also important to note that the day-for-a-day credit time in Indiana no longer applies to level 5 felonies and above. Previously, a person would only do 50% of their sentence. Today, level 6 felonies still receive 50% credit, but level 5 felonies and above must serve 75% of the sentence.
- Class A Misdemeanor: A conviction may carry a sentence of up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
- Class B Misdemeanor: A conviction may carry a sentence of up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
- Class C Misdemeanor: A conviction may carry a sentence of up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Common Types of Misdemeanors
- Drunk driving (OWI/DUI)
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of paraphernalia
Family law covers a lot of ground. Generally speaking, cases under this category include:
- Uncontested divorce
- Children in Need of Services (CHINS)
- Termination of Parental Rights
Alsip Law Office is an experienced advocate in family law matters and has represented a lot of clients from all walks of life dealing with a wide variety of issues. We have successfully represented both men and women in divorces, child custody cases, parenting time modifications, child support modifications, and petitions to relocate with minor children.
Don’t go through a family law issue alone. Hire an experienced attorney to stand with you, and stand up for you in court.
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We firmly believe that mediation can solve even the biggest problems, as long as there is a tough and informed mediator leading the way. Brian K. Alsip is a registered Civil and Domestic Relations Mediator with more than 125 completed mediations.