Noblesville Domestic Violence Attorneys
Trust in 70+ 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
Noblesville criminal defense attorneys who have years of experience in handling cases similar to yours. At The
Criminal Defense Team, 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, and 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
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 70 years of combined criminal law experience in defending
our clients accused of both
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 The Criminal Defense Team 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
The Criminal Defense Team 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 The Criminal Defense Team 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 The Criminal Defense Team
at (888) 988-5659 for a