In the state of Indiana, victims of domestic battery may seek protection against domestic violence through both criminal and civil court. A domestic violence charge may be filed by the state attorney’s office as a misdemeanor or a felony. The filing decision is often based on the facts of the case, victim and witness credibility and severity of or the existence of injuries. If you have been charged with domestic battery, call a skilled domestic battery defense lawyer at The Law Office of B.D. Williams, Esq, at 317-458-9911 today.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a term that refers to any kind of violence you allegedly commit against a person with whom you have a close relationship. Numerous types of crimes fall under the category of domestic violence or domestic battery. Domestic battery is any act of intentional touching that inflicts injury against:
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- Person that you are in a domestic relationship with
Actually, not much evidence is needed to place someone under arrest for allegedly committing domestic battery. Unfortunately, what occurs a majority of the time is when the police arrive on scene an arrest will usually be made. That in itself is a reason that you need excellent legal representation in a domestic battery case.
Examples Of Domestic Battery
Some examples of domestic violence offenses are as follows are:
- Assault inflicting physical injury by strangulation
- Assault in the presence of a minor
- Violation of a domestic violence protective order
Domestic Violence Penalties
Being convicted of domestic violence battery comes with several potential penalties. If you are convicted of domestic battery in Indiana, you could be facing: Domestic violence counseling Psychological evaluations Loss or denial of child custody or visitation Negative impact on your immigration status Fines Extended probation Jail Outside of any extenuating circumstances, at a minimum, domestic battery/domestic violence is charged as a class A misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000
Call An Indiana Domestic Battery Attorney
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony domestic battery charges, the penalties can disrupt both your personal and professional life and will give you a criminal record. We will protect your rights with the skill, knowledge and courage you need. Don’t wait to get started on your defense, call us at 317-458-9911. You need a passionate defense attorney on your side that produces results
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Arrests and criminal charges are among the greatest challenges you will ever face. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you are likely experiencing stress, confusion, and uncertainty. You may not know where to turn, what your charges mean, and how they will affect you. Your reputation, your job or career, your future, and your freedom may all be at stake.
At the Law Office of B.D. Williams, we understand the duress of criminal charges and being thrown into a system you may not fully understand. Our mission is to help you at this critical time, to provide the legal support you need, to advise and counsel you on your rights and options, and to see that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process. The State of Indiana has harsh criminal laws and the penalties for a criminal conviction can be quite severe. Even if the charge is relatively minor, you will want to know that your attorney brings competence and commitment to the fight.
When you retain our services, you can have confidence knowing that our Indianapolis defender has substantial trial experience. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a more serious felony, your case will be handled with diligence and dedication.
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The Law Office of B.D. Williams handles a wide range of criminal law matters, as seen below. It is important to know that all crimes, including both felonies and misdemeanors, must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a tough standard to meet which often gives you the opportunity to fight back with evidence that may cast doubt on the state’s case. However, not every potential strategy may be obvious to someone who is not experienced in defending cases.
As your criminal defender, our attorney possesses the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to investigate your case in detail and explore all of your options. It is also important to remember to seek legal representation as soon as you realize that you are being investigated. In some instances, hiring a criminal defense attorney early in the process can affect whether a prosecutor pursues criminal charges at all.
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