Resolving Domestic Battery Charges in Central and Southern Indiana
If you need advice about the best way to approach and resolve a charge of domestic assault or violation of a no-contact order, the law firm of Andrew S. Roesener, Attorney at Law, offers counsel based on experience and a thorough commitment to our client's interests and objectives. For a free consultation about your legal options, contact our office in Franklin.
Domestic violence cases in Indiana can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, and the severity of the offense in a given case will depend at least as much on the defendant's prior record and certain circumstances that do not directly relate to the assault or battery at the center of the case.
For example, a prior conviction will make a current domestic violence charge a Class D felony, even if the facts of the case at hand would otherwise make it a misdemeanor. Another aggravating circumstance that can lead to a felony charge is committing an act of domestic assault or battery in the presence of a child under 16. Many of the aggravating factors that can turn a misdemeanor incident into a felony charge can be disputed and negotiated on the way toward a satisfactory resolution.
Johnson County Domestic Battery Attorney: Call 317-451-4638
Franklin domestic violence attorney Andy Roesener uses his familiarity with the different approaches used in the various counties of central and southern Indiana to give his clients an accurate understanding both of their risks and of their opportunities to resolve the case on favorable terms.
The Roesener firm handles the full range of domestic violence cases, including:
- Domestic assault or battery
- Spousal abuse
- Violations of protective orders or no-contact orders
- Stalking and harassment cases
- Cases involving enhanced penalties for habitual offender status
- Charges filed against people in licensed professions
- Domestic violence complaints against people involved in divorce or child custody disputes
For people in many licensed professions, the career consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be especially serious. Doctors, teachers, nurses and others who work directly with the public could face suspension of their occupational licenses. Law enforcement officers will quickly find that conviction of a domestic violence charge will cost them their right to own or possess a firearm. An important part of Andy Roesener's client service in these cases is to minimize the impact of an arrest on the continuing interests of people facing special risks of punishment.
Each county takes a different approach to the prosecution and resolution of domestic violence charges, and Andy Roesener's experience throughout the region can help you understand your own options in practical terms. To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable lawyer, contact the office of Andrew S. Roesener, Attorney at Law, in Franklin.