Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer With Over 20 Years Of Trial Experience
When tempers flare between an individual and their loved ones, a verbal or physical altercation may ensue, warranting involvement with law enforcement. A minor injury from a dispute, such as a bruise or a cut, may be used as evidence in a domestic violence charge, whether or not it was blown out of proportion. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, it is imperative to enlist the help of an experienced and reliable violent crime attorney.
Penalties For Domestic Violence In Indiana
One statute which directly applies to domestic violence offenses is Section 35-42-2-1.3 of the Indiana code, which is Indiana’s domestic battery statute. An individual commits domestic battery by inflicting physical injury by knowing or intentionally touching another person who is a current or former spouse, a person who lives or lived with the individual as a spouse, or a person with whom shares a child.
A court shall examine the following factors when determining if someone is “living as if a spouse” with another person:
- The length of the relationship
- How often they see or speak to one another
- The financial interdependence of the two parties
- Whether they have children together
- If they engage in common household tasks
Domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a $5,000 fine. However, if an individual commits the domestic battery in the physical presence of a child under 16 years of age or if the individual has a previous unrelated domestic battery conviction, then it is considered a Level 4 felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of three years and a $10,000 fine.
Why Choose Our Firm?
The Indiana office of Zaki Ali, Trial Lawyers, has been helping clients facing domestic violence charges for over 20 years. We are capable of providing you with an aggressive and customized criminal defense in order to obtain justice.
As a former prosecutor, Zaki Ali possesses extensive knowledge of Indiana’s legal system from both sides of the courtroom. He understands how overwhelmingly stressful these charges are, that is why he is prepared to fight to protect your rights.
Let Indiana Domestic Violence Attorney Zaki Ali Help You Get A Fresh Start
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