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 317-500-4857 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:
- 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.
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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
- Extended probation
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 317-500-4857. You need a passionate defense attorney on your side that produces results