Indiana Invasion of Privacy or Property Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with invasion of privacy or property, or some other domestic violence-related offense, you should consult with a defense lawyer right away to gain a better sense of your legal options and to get the best overall legal defense you can find.
A charge of invasion of privacy or property carries serious ramifications and could have potentially devastating consequences for your future. That’s why you should seek the counsel of a defense lawyer, so you have a better chance of getting the charges reduced or having them dropped altogether.
It is not recommended that you attempt to represent yourself when facing these kinds of serious charges. Instead, the Indiana domestic battery defense lawyers of The Criminal Defense Team have the exact kind of experience defending these cases that you will need to help get you through this. Contact the Indiana invasion of privacy or property defense lawyers of The Criminal Defense Team today at (317) 687-8326 so one of our highly skilled attorneys can assist you. Or you may fill out our contact form on our website.
Types of Invasion of Privacy or Property
A person in Indiana can be charged with invasion of privacy or property if they violate any of the following:
- A valid order of protection to prevent domestic violence, family violence, or harassment
- A protective order issued in an emergency at the request of one party without the other party yet having a chance to contest the request
- A no-contact order made as a condition of probation
- A no-contact order from a judge or an order to cease direct or indirect contact with a delinquent child or a child in need of services, and if there is a no-contact order during the course of a juvenile delinquency proceeding or child in need of services proceeding
- A no-contact order made as a condition of pretrial release, including formal release with or without bail or pretrial diversion
- A restraining order issued for workplace violence
- A no-contact order issued to prevent domestic or other family violence while a divorce or legal separation proceeding is pending in court
- A protective order to prevent domestic or other family violence during the course of a paternity action
- A substantially similar protective order or no-contact order issued in another state or by a Native American jurisdiction for any of the above situations
Sentencing for Invasion of Privacy or Property in Indiana
In Indiana, a conviction of invasion of privacy or property is a Class A misdemeanor and can result in up to one year in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. The sentence can increase to a Level 6 felony if a person has a previous conviction for the same crime. Conviction of a Level 6 felony includes a prison sentence between six months and two-and-a-half years and could include a fine of up to $10,000. Keep in mind also that a court has the discretion to convict for the lesser Class A misdemeanor even if the defendant is eligible to be convicted of a Level 6 felony as a repeat offender.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Invasion of Privacy or Property Case?
Being charged with invasion of privacy or property in a domestic violence case is no minor offense. The penalty is the most severe misdemeanor charge and a conviction can result in prison time. You do not want to risk the maximum sentence the judge is allowed by law to give you by trying to defend yourself in the case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you try to strike a plea deal that lowers your sentence, or perhaps, given the circumstances of your case, may be able to get your charges dropped.
Your right to legal counsel is a critical part of the criminal justice system for a reason. Domestic violence cases are serious and emotional cases. Hiring a lawyer early on in the case is critical, especially when you consider that anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you. A lawyer will understand the charges against you, the prosecution’s case, and then be able to advise you on the best ways to proceed.
How Can The Criminal Defense Team Help Me?
The Criminal Defense Team has a combined 120 years of criminal defense experience. In fact, five of our attorneys are certified Criminal Trial Specialists, a designation bestowed by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). To earn an NTBA certification, an attorney’s practice must exemplify the highest levels of trial experience, competence, and integrity. Don’t let just any lawyer defend you. Instead, let one of our board-certified criminal trial specialists handle your case.
When you are facing potential prison time for an alleged criminal charge, you cannot take a chance representing yourself or hiring inexperienced lawyers. Let our experience work to your advantage. We understand all the legal arguments and strategies used by prosecutors and know how to counter them while we vigorously defend you.
We know what’s on the line – your freedom and your reputation. You are facing the possibility of prison time, expensive fines, the risk of job loss, and difficulty finding employment in the future. That’s why we will give your case the full attention it deserves. The Criminal Defense Team will fight to prove your innocence or to get the charges against you reduced or dropped.
Contact The Criminal Defense Team Today
Don’t fight an invasion of privacy or property charge in a domestic violence case on your own. It will be too much of an uphill battle by yourself. Let our experienced Indiana invasion of privacy or property defense lawyers defend you.
We have decades of experience defending domestic violence cases. Let us put that experience to work to increase your chances of a successful outcome in your case. Don’t wait any longer. Call The Criminal Defense Team today at (317) 687-8326 for a confidential consultation about your defense.