Experienced Indianapolis Domestic Violence Attorney Serving Central Indiana
In Indiana, domestic violence charges are taken very seriously and can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense. In both state and federal courts, harsh penalties are imposed on people convicted of violent crimes. Yet, even if the spouse or domestic partner is not interested in pressing charges, the state will usually proceed without the victim. Domestic violence is taken very seriously in the State of Indiana.
When the police are called to assist in a domestic incident, either, or both parties will usually go to jail. Having a misdemeanor battery charge on your criminal history can seriously limit your potential opportunities for employment, housing and education. Furthermore, a person charged with domestic violence faces a negative stigma and damage to their reputation that will follow them for the remainder of their lives. If a spouse is injured in a domestic altercation, the potential penalty can range from the A Misdemeanor level, which is punishable up to one year in jail and a potential $5,000 fine, up to a Class D Felony, which can result in a prison sentence. The penalties for domestic violence charges include: probation, jail or prison time, fines, civil protective order restrictions and loss of gun rights.
For these reasons, it is extremely important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who fully understands the scope of the charges against you and is committed to resolving your case as favorably as possible.
At Hayes Law, we compassionately handle all domestic violence cases with diligence and discretion. Attorney Philip Hayes is an experienced trial lawyer who has proven strategies and years of extensive trial experience handling domestic battery cases. These cases involve all types of domestic violence, family violence and spousal abuse, including:
- Physical Child Abuse
- Neglect of a Dependent
- Invasion of Privacy
- Criminal Confinement
- Interfering with the Reporting of a Crime
Cases involving domestic violence can be emotionally charged and extremely overwhelming. These cases may require some serious research and investigation in order to clarify the facts of the case. At Hayes Law, you can depend on our skilled defense techniques to help guide you through the process. Contact the Hayes Law Office to schedule a free consultation.