Noblesville Domestic Violence Attorneys

Trust in 55+ Years' Combined Experience

Domestic violence cases are often stressful for everyone involved. Emotions are running high and worries about the future might be consuming the thoughts of those who are concerned. During this time, it's important that you trust Noblesville criminal defense attorneys who have years of experience in handling cases similar to yours. At Baldwin Kyle & Kamish, P.C., our attorneys will take the time necessary to put yourself in the best position to win a favorable outcome for your case.

Unwanted Protective/No Contact Orders

One of the first problems that our clients often encounter when domestic violence has been alleged, is an unwanted protective order or no contact order. Oftentimes, husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend simply want to get back together after an arrest to work things out. Unfortunately, very often the prosecutor, thinking that it knows what’s best for you, will file a protective order or no contact order. This will prevent the couple from seeing each other. This can lead to complete chaos in the family. Who is going to live in the house? Who is going to take the kids to daycare? Who is going to use the only car in the family? How are we going to work this out if we can’t talk? For many years the Criminal Defense Team of Baldwin Kyle & Kamish has been battling these unwanted, and in our opinion, very often unlawful protective orders. Once hired, we will contact the prosecutor immediately and request for the protective order/no contact order to be lifted (if that is the desire of the parties). If the prosecutor refuses, then we will request a hearing with the court to be heard as soon as possible. Most of the time, we are able to get the prosecutor or judge to agree to relax or eliminate the protective order, if the parties both are in agreement.

How do we defend domestic battery cases?

Often, domestic battery cases involve two parties that were equally at fault, yet only one party gets arrested. This unfair treatment (usually of the male, in our experience) should not be tolerated. Pushing the case to trial often will result in a dismissal or perhaps a diversion, which ultimately will result in a dismissed charge. If the prosecutor is unwilling to do the right thing, then it may need to be tried to a jury or a judge. Normally, our firm prefers jury trials as the threat of a jury trial is much more troublesome to a prosecutor than a trial to a judge. However, on occasion it makes sense to try a domestic battery case to a judge. These are important decisions that our experienced attorneys make on a case by case basis for a variety of reasons.

Other defenses to domestic battery include, self-defense as citizens in Indiana have a right to reasonably defend themselves. Also, it is not at all unusual for a “victim” to completely make up a story of abuse. In this situation, we strongly encourage our clients to not accept any deals, no matter how good they may be, including diversion (which usually will allow a dismissal but only after certain requirements are completed, such as expensive and time-consuming “anger management” type of classes).We strongly believe that no person should ever plead guilty to a crime of which they are innocent. That happens very often in domestic battery cases.

Our firm has over 55 years of combined criminal law experience in defending our clients accused of both felony and misdemeanor domestic battery. It is not a science, but our firm has developed certain strategies and methods which we believe puts our clients in the best position to receive the best outcome.

Because these types of trials are complicated, it is of vital importance that you retain an attorney with experience. The Noblesville domestic violence lawyers at Baldwin Kyle & Kamish, P.C. have working for them the only three Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists in the state of Indiana.* Don't trust important matters that are directly linked to your freedom and reputation to anyone else. Trust the lawyers who have represented thousands and thousands of clients, defending those accused of domestic violence.

*Andrew Baldwin, Mark Kamish, and Kathie Perry are recognized as Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocates by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

What to Expect When You Work with Us

Getting the details of a domestic violence case is not always easy. With Baldwin Kyle & Kamish, P.C. you can expect that we will be respectful of your needs. Clients must be completely honest with their lawyer, which often means sharing personal details. Trust that it is relevant to the case and be clear. In some cases, the victim may request a protective order. If granted, it is critical that defendant follows the rules of the order until it is dropped. As discussed earlier, fighting unwanted protective orders is part of the service we provide for our clients. However, realize that disregarding a protective order can land you back in jail and further complicate your case.

Why should you hire our Noblesville criminal defense attorneys?

While most domestic violence cases do not go to trial, it is important to be prepared in the event that your case does. If your lawyer is not willing to go to trial, then it is our belief that your attorney will be bullied, often bullied into advising you to take a bad or sub-standard plea agreement. Your attorney should be ready, willing and able to take the case to trial. This is the best way to ultimately get the prosecutor to dismiss the charges or offer the most reasonable plea you deserve. Our attorneys at Baldwin Kyle & Kamish, P.C. don't see trials as the only option for success in a case. Success means achieving a positive outcome for each and every client. This may include dismissal of all charges or entering into a plea bargain. Whatever the case, we take an aggressive approach that has proven successful time and again for our clients.

Trust your case to Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. Contact Baldwin Kyle & Kamish, P.C. at (888) 988-5659 for a free consultation

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