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Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys Committed To Justice

In Indiana, domestic violence charges are taken very seriously and can be charged as either misdemeanor or felony offenses. Harsh penalties are imposed on people convicted of violent crimes. Domestic battery or domestic abuse allegations may take many forms. Moreover, these kinds of allegations often involve factual discrepancies that take the form of so-called, “he said, she said” disputes. Unravelling the details and preparing a solid defense are benchmarks of Hayes Law Office.

The lawyers at Hayes Law Office compassionately handle all domestic violence cases with diligence and discretion. Lead attorney Philip Hayes and associate attorney Albert Serrano each have 18 years of experience as trial lawyers. The legal team draws on substantial criminal defense experience to fight for clients.

Mr. Hayes and Mr. Serrano are known for their commanding courtroom presence and hard work in evaluating the evidence, cross examining witnesses and presenting a formidable defense. In every case the lawyers fight to obtain dismissed or reduced charges, minimized consequences, or acquittal, if trial becomes necessary.

Types Of Domestic Violence Offenses

Domestic violence cases involve all types of family and household abuse allegations, including:

  • Shoving
  • Hitting
  • Strangulation
  • Battery
  • Physical child abuse
  • Neglect of a dependent
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Criminal confinement
  • Interfering with the reporting of a crime
  • Violations of a protective order

Cases involving domestic violence can be emotionally charged. They may require some serious research and investigation in order to clarify the facts of the case. You can depend on the skilled criminal defense of the attorneys at Hayes Law Office to help safeguard your rights throughout this process.

What Are The Penalties For Domestic Violence?

When the police are called to assist in a domestic violence incident in Indiana, one or both parties will usually go to jail. Yet, even if the spouse or domestic partner is not interested in pressing charges, the state may proceed without the victim. If a spouse is injured in a domestic altercation, the potential penalty can range from the Class A misdemeanor level, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a potential $5,000 fine, up to a Level 2 felony, which can result in a prison sentence.

The penalties for domestic violence charges include probation, jail or prison time, fines, civil protective order restrictions and loss of gun rights. For these reasons, it is extremely important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who fully understands the scope of the charges against you and is committed to resolving your case as favorably as possible.

Let The Firm’s Attorneys Protect Your Rights And Freedom

The outcome of a domestic violence case can leave you with a lifetime of consequences that can affect your job, family, and social life. Let the attorneys at the firm help you protect your reputation and your future with their experience and commitment to you.

Hayes Law Office will do whatever it takes to clear your name and help you get the best possible outcome in your case. For more information, call 317.759.9721 or email the firm today. Serving clients in Indianapolis and beyond.