Domestic Violence Charges Require A Strong Defense

In Indiana, domestic violence has become a serious issue. The legislature has responded by setting severe penalties for anyone charged with this offense. This means your liberty and your future are at stake if you are accused by a partner of these charges. It typically will lead to an immediate arrest. Because you are being held by the police, you may feel pressure to explain what happened. Don’t speak with them. Ask for an attorney and do not attempt to “talk your way out of the charges.” At Chris Lenn Law Office, our attorney can do the talking for you.

If You Have Been Charged With Domestic Violence, Call Us Immediately

The consequence of a domestic violence charge can be serious and far-reaching. They can lead to the loss of custody of your children, your being evicted from your home, jail or prison time, loss of the ability to go hunting or own guns and in the worst scenario, lifetime registration as a sex offender.

A variety of charges may be associated with incidents of domestic violence, including:

  • Assault
  • Domestic battery
  • Strangulation
  • Stalking
  • No-contact order
  • Criminal confinement
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape

Defending Charges Of Domestic Violence

The defense to a domestic violence charge may be self-defense, lack of proof or evidence or the accusation may be false. This type of defense is complex and it is very important that you speak with our attorney immediately after the charges or the arrest. Checking witness statements, medical records and police reports is best done while memories are fresh and physical evidence may still be available.

Waiting too long, speaking with the police first or delaying obtaining statements from witnesses can all damage your defense. An aggressive strategy can expose weaknesses in the prosecution and potentially allow charges to be reduced or dismissed.

Call Us As Soon As You Can

Domestic violence charges require quick action. They can have devastating impact on your life. Our lawyer can help protect your future. Call our Evansville office at 812-297-5358 or use our online form.