Various criminal law matters

S.E.A. 559, P.L. 238-2015
Effective: July 1, 2015

Adds unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon to the definition of “crimes of violence”. Establishes new caps for consecutive sentences that result from a single episode of criminal conduct. Defines “emergency medical services provider”. Provides that a person is a habitual offender if the state proves the person has been convicted of three prior unrelated felonies of any level.

Allows the state to seek to have a person who allegedly committed a felony or misdemeanor, other than certain offenses, sentenced to an additional fixed term of imprisonment of between five and 20 years if the state can show beyond a reasonable doubt that the person, while committing the felony or misdemeanor, knowingly or intentionally: (1) pointed a firearm; or (2) discharged a firearm; at an individual whom the person knew, or reasonably should have known, was a police officer. Makes technical corrections.

The full law is available at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/559