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The Consequence Of Domestic Violence Charges

It’s known as domestic violence, but the conduct that led to the charges can range from “rude or angry touching” to kidnapping and rape. You may have been involved in a heated argument with a spouse, maybe involving child custody matters, when the police are called and suddenly you find yourself in handcuffs in the back of a police vehicle. Now, what do you do?

Our attorney at The Gaunt Law Office can help. He was a prosecutor and can help you understand the charges you are facing, the potential consequences and penalties your face and strategies for your defense.

Let Our Attorney Speak For You!

Because these charges often involve intimate partners, spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends, they are frequently complex and risky for those charged. You may have a strong desire to explain your side of the story to the police or prosecutors. Don’t! If you have been arrested, ask for an attorney and then do not answer any further questions. You may become emotional, confused and make statements that can be used to damage your credibility.

Our lawyer can do the talking for you and prevent mistakes or errors from being used to damage your defense and potentially lead to a conviction. We know the tactics police use to trick those accused into making incriminating statements or confessing to events that never happened. We can protect your rights every step of the process.

No Contact Order Or Order Of Protection

These charges could lead to a no contact order or an order of protection, also called a protective order, if it involves a family member. If you are named in a no contact order or an order of protection, it is critical you understand the restrictions. We can help you deal with these issues and prevent you from inadvertently violating the order.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Indiana does not have a straightforward domestic violence offense. Instead, incidents involving domestic violence may include the following offenses:

  • Battery
  • Criminal confinement
  • Domestic battery
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape

Punishment For Domestic Violence

Domestic battery is frequently charged in these cases and the penalties can range from a fine of up to $5,000 and up to a year in prison, and they could lead to a loss of your right to own or possess a firearm. But if your case involves other charges, you could be facing much more severe penalties.

Contact Us Now!

Any charge related to domestic violence can be extremely harmful for your future, especially if you have children. We can help you deal with these charges now. Call 765-343-6260 or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.