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Conversion in Indiana is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
You will want to retain an attorney to represent you in the matter. If you cannot afford one, you may qualify for the services of the public defender's office. Typically, an individual will want to retain an attorney prior to his/her arraignment. If an individual cannot afford an attorney, he/she would typically request that the court appoint one at his/her arraignment (the first court date).
Only your attorney can evaluate what plea you should enter. Your attorney may be able to negotiate to have adjudication withheld. However, the plea you intend to enter is something you should confer with your attorney about. In any case, if a person wants to be found not guilty, he/she will not accomplish that goal by pleading guilty or no contest.
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