Legal Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges
Indiana takes charges of domestic violence seriously. If the police are called in, allegations of domestic abuse and domestic violence have far-reaching limits on your freedom and access to your children.
At DeVries + Kelly, we offer representation to individuals charged with domestic violence. Founding attorney Scott A. DeVries is a former deputy prosecutor and judge, and he has an intimate understanding of how to build the strongest possible defense. With offices in Indianapolis and Hamilton County, Mr. DeVries has more than 20 years of experience in the field of criminal defense and is always prepared to assist.
Powerful Advocacy To Fight Domestic Violence Charges
The legal consequences of a domestic violence charge can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the facts the prosecution is able to prove. Penalties for a Class A domestic violence misdemeanor include up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
When other allegations are woven into the domestic battery charge, such as stalking or using deadly force, a felony charge can result. Penalties for a felony range from a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 40 years of imprisonment. With this in mind, it is of the utmost importance to work with a lawyer who can protect your interests and your rights.
The Intersection Of Family Law And Criminal Defense Can Be Complex
Mr. DeVries has the experience required to protect you. He will work with you to develop the most effective legal strategy for your case based on your individual situation.
Moreover, our firm is positioned to help not only with the criminal aspect of your case but also with any family law considerations, helping you obtain access to your children and home whenever the situation merits it.