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.
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:
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.
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
Loss or denial of child custody or visitation
Negative impact on your immigration status
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