Habitual Offenders

Since 2003, the philosophy of the Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office has been to hold repeat offenders accountable for their actions. Below is a breakdown of Habitual Offender filings by year:

According to the Indiana Criminal Code, the State may seek to have a person sentenced as a Habitual Offender for a felony offense if that person has accumulated two or more prior unrelated felony convictions and certain other conditions apply.

The habitual offender statute provides the trial court with the opportunity to impose a more severe sentence on offenders who choose to pursue  lives of criminality.

Effective July 1, 2014, Habitual Offenders can be sentenced between six (6) and twenty (20) years, if convicted of murder or a Level 1 through Level 4 felony, and between two (2) and six (6) years if convicted of a Level 5 or Level 6 felony.

The Habitual Substance Offender Statute, IC 35-50-2-10, was repealed on July 1, 2014. Effective July 1, 2014, felony substance offense convictions may be used toward the required two or more prior unrelated felony convictions under the revised Habitual Offender Statute IC 35-50-2-8.

Effective January 1, 2015, offenders can face between one (1) and eight (8) additional years if convicted under the new Habitual Vehicular Substance Offender law, IC 9-30-15.5-2.

  • Prosecutor’s Victim Assistance Coordinator

    A victim of crime in connection with criminal charges filed by this office may be eligible to receive assistance from our Victim's Assistance Coordinator.

    The Victim’s Assistance Coordinator provides information for victims through interactions with law enforcement, prosecutors and during court proceedings; by providing support and guidance to victims and their families; by informing victims of their rights; and by advising victims and/or their families of case developments and any upcoming trial court or hearing dates.