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Accusations of domestic violence don’t just threaten your freedom; they can also put your reputation and your entire future at risk. If convicted of domestic violence, or domestic battery as it is known in Indiana, you may be sentenced to years in state prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and other harsh penalties. You will likely lose your right to child custody and may have your child visitation schedule severely restricted. You will also likely lose your right to own a gun.

In Indiana, the state may prosecute a case even if one spouse/household partner decides not to press charges. If you have been accused of domestic battery, it is absolutely crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

If you have been charged with domestic violence there could be a protective/restraining order being placed on you. Click here to learn more.

Understanding Indiana’s Domestic Battery Laws

In Indiana, domestic battery includes any abuse, violence, or threat of violence against a spouse, family member, or household member. Essentially, any actions that are meant to intimidate or cause harm or are perceived as threatening can be charged as domestic battery, so long as the actions occurred between two people who share a home. This may include things like touching or grabbing a family member in an angry way or placing bodily fluid/waste on a household member in a rude manner.

Charges for domestic battery in Indiana range from misdemeanor to felony charges, and the penalties for such are as follows:

  • Class A Misdemeanor: Up to $5,000 in fines and up to 1 year imprisonment
  • Level 6 Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines and 6 months to 3 years imprisonment
  • Level 5 Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines and 1 to 6 years imprisonment
  • Level 4 Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines and 2 to 12 years imprisonment
  • Level 3 Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines and 3 to 16 years imprisonment
  • Level 2 Felony: Up to $10,000 in fines and 10 to 30 years imprisonment

It is important to note that, while violence between spouses or romantic partners is the most common domestic battery charge, violence between any household members can be prosecuted as domestic battery. This includes acts that take place between an adult child and a parent, roommates, and others.

Request a Free, Confidential Consultation

If you are facing charges of domestic battery, Heifner Law Inc. can help. We understand good people can find themselves in bad situations and it is not uncommon for domestic violence accusations to occur in the midst of a contentious divorce or child custody battle. Our Anderson domestic violence lawyer takes the time to listen to your story and understand your unique situation. From there, he can help you create a solid defense strategy aimed at protecting your rights and your freedom.

Call Attorney K. Aaron Heifner today at (765) 200-6328 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation.


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