Sec. 1. (a) As used in this chapter, “Level 6 felony conviction” means:

(1) a conviction in Indiana for:

(A) a Class D felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) a Level 6 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; and

(2) a conviction, in any other jurisdiction at any time, with respect to which the convicted person might have been imprisoned for more than one (1) year but less than two and one-half (2 1/2) years.

However, the term does not include a conviction with respect to which the person has been pardoned, or a conviction of a Class A misdemeanor entered under IC 35-38-1-1.5 or section 7(c) or 7(d) of this chapter.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-50-2-1

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

     (b) As used in this chapter, “felony conviction” means a conviction, in any jurisdiction at any time, with respect to which the convicted person might have been imprisoned for more than one (1) year. However, it does not include a conviction with respect to which the person has been pardoned, or a conviction of a Class A misdemeanor under section 7(c) of this chapter.

     (c) As used in this chapter, “minimum sentence” means:

(1) for murder, forty-five (45) years;

(2) for a Class A felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014, twenty (20) years;

(3) for a Class B felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014, six (6) years;

(4) for a Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014, two (2) years;

(5) for a Class D felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014, one-half (1/2) year;

(6) for a Level 1 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014, twenty (20) years;

(7) for a Level 2 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014, ten (10) years;

(8) for a Level 3 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014, three (3) years;

(9) for a Level 4 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014, two (2) years;

(10) for a Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014, one (1) year; and

(11) for a Level 6 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014, one-half (1/2) year.

As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.8. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.114; P.L.334-1983, SEC.1; P.L.98-1988, SEC.8; P.L.243-2001, SEC.2 and P.L.291-2001, SEC.225; P.L.69-2012, SEC.5; P.L.158-2013, SEC.652; P.L.20-2018, SEC.1.