If you or a loved one is facing charges for domestic violence in Indiana, you need a criminal defense attorney to intervene immediately to protect you.
Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges
Indiana domestic violence is more common than you may think, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence deaths have risen by 86% in Indiana.
There are many different terms for domestic violence in Indiana, including domestic battery, corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, and even child abuse. Victims can include anyone including spouses, intimate partners, family members, children, and household members.
Domestic violence refers to crimes of violence or threats from one family member to another, or one romantic partner to another, and includes the following types of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, threats, stalking, and cyberstalking. The state of Indiana is aggressive in prosecuting domestic violence crimes. Law enforcement and prosecutors work to prevent crimes of domestic violence from escalating to more deadly crimes, including murder.
The sentencing for domestic violence charges range from a Class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to one year of imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000, to a Level 2 felony that is punishable by 10 to 30 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence in Indiana, you need to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney who has your best interests in mind and who will work aggressively and tirelessly to secure the best outcome for you. At Jones Law Office LLC, Attorney Andrew Jones will fight for you.