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Indianapolis Domestic Violence Attorneys

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Domestic violence is one of the more common violent crime charges filed in Indiana, but it is also one of the most devastating. The moment someone accuses you of domestic violence or domestic battery, actions will be taken against you. The court will likely lodge an order of protection against you until the end of the proceedings, which might be a while.

The Criminal Defense Team in Indianapolis is here to stand up for you and defend you against domestic violence accusations. We know how to negotiate with prosecutors to lift restrictive and justified orders of protection before the case concludes, so you can get your freedom back sooner than later. Throughout the years, we have successfully defended men and women from felony and misdemeanor domestic violence charges, often before a trial was necessary. With our experience and tenacity, you don’t need to look toward any other law firm for a powerful defense.

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Domestic Violence Offenses

Our Indianapolis domestic violence defense lawyers can outmaneuver the prosecution at every step. We have worked on many different domestic violence cases, so we can anticipate the opposition’s next move. Our experience also means that you can trust us to fight any domestic violence charge.

Domestic violence can include a variety of different offenses, such as:

  • Aggravated battery
  • Criminal confinement
  • Criminal stalking
  • Criminal trespassing
  • Domestic battery
  • Harassment
  • Homicide
  • Invasion of privacy or property
  • Kidnapping
  • Neglect and abuse
  • Strangulation
  • Violation of a protective order

What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in Indianapolis?

A domestic violence conviction can devastate your freedom, personal life, and professional life, more so than most other convictions. The state will penalize you with severe criminal penalties. The people around you will change their judgments of you for the worse. If you want to preserve your rights, freedom, finances, and reputation, then you have to fight to avoid a conviction.

The penalties for domestic violence charges can include:

  • Steep fines, often up to $5,000
  • Up to one year in jail for misdemeanors
  • Up to 40 years in prison for Level 1 felonies
  • Loss of parenting rights
  • Job loss
  • And more

What to Do If Arrested for Domestic Violence

Are you worried that your spouse or another household member might accuse you of domestic violence soon? For example, did you recently get into a loud verbal argument that you think they might misconstrue into an act of violence? They might be planning on accusing you of domestic violence, which means you should already plan how you will react if you are accused and arrested for it. 

If you are arrested for domestic violence, you should:

  • Remain calm during the arrest and comply with their instructions. Ask for a clear reason why you are being arrested and what rights you have as someone who is being placed under arrest. Otherwise, you don’t have to say much.
  • Don’t try to use this time to convince the officer that you are innocent. It’s not their job to decide if you’re innocent or guilty. Talking too much might risk you saying the wrong thing.
  • Use your right to remain silent once you have shared identifying information about yourself. You don’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to answer without a lawyer present once you invoke this right.
  • Hire a domestic violence defense attorney from The Criminal Defense Team. The sooner we can jump to your defense, the better.
  • Write down whatever notes that you can about the arrest and the moments leading up to it. You could create the strongest evidence to use in your favor later just by taking good notes. 

Trust Our Board-Certified Defense Lawyers

Indiana has six Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialists. Five of them are here at The Criminal Defense Team in Indianapolis.

To become a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist, a criminal defense attorney must pass a notoriously rigorous exam to prove their full understanding of criminal law and related procedures. Most attorneys will never even attempt this difficult exam. Many who do attempt it will not pass.

You can rest easy knowing that Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialists are on your side and defending your rights in a domestic violence case. Specialization is more than just a badge, it is proof that we can handle the most difficult cases and stand up to the strongest prosecutions.

Take Action to Defend Yourself Today

Do not wait another day to start defending yourself against a domestic violence accusation or charge. Your entire future can be disrupted if you are convicted. Serious reputation damage can happen just from the accusation if you leave it unchallenged.

Act right now to defend yourself. Get The Criminal Defense Team and our Indianapolis domestic violence lawyers on your side today.

Contact us online or dial (317) 565-2221 to speak with our criminal defense firm right away.

Domestic Violence Defense FAQ

Are domestic violence charges a misdemeanor or felony?

In Indiana, most domestic violence charges are filed as Class A misdemeanors. However, it is entirely possible for domestic violence to be filed as a felony charge. If the alleged violence results in a serious injury, for example, then it could be a felony.

What defenses can I use if charged with domestic violence?

You could have a variety of defense strategies to use when accused of domestic violence depending on the situation. You might be able to argue that you acted in self-defense, that the allegations are entirely false, or that the injury happened by accident, for example. Finding the right defense is simpler when you leave The Criminal Defense Team in charge of your case.

How is a domestic relationship defined in Indiana?

Typically, a domestic relationship involves a couple, family members, or people who share a household like roommates. It can also apply to people who were once a couple or who had lived together in the past.

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