Charged with Domestic Battery?

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  • Avoid Jail Time – Depending on the nature of the charges and your criminal background, you may be not be required to serve any additional days in jail.

  • Determine Diversion / Dismissal Eligibility – Depending on the county, crime, and your criminal background, you may be eligible for a Pre-Trial Diversion, or other dismissal of the criminal charges filed against you.

  • Understand Potential Penalties: If convicted of domestic violence, you may face serious consequences such as jail time, fines, probation, or a restraining order. Additionally, a domestic violence conviction can have long-term effects on your personal and professional life, including difficulty finding employment or housing.

  • Potential Defenses ​-  We understand the complexities of domestic violence cases and can review the evidence against you to develop a defense strategy based on to your specific situation. We can discuss potential defenses such as self-defense, false accusations, lack of evidence, or challenging the credibility of witnesses.

  • Plea Bargain Options – Contact a skilled negotiator to learn about potential plea bargains and how you can minimize the impact of a Domestic Battery conviction on your life, career, and finances.

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The Support You Need

Being charged with a crime can feel overwhelming. With Avnet Law as your representative, we will fight with you for the best possible outcome in any case.  We will evaluate all potential defenses, including dismissals, diversions, and challenging the evidence.

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Our firm can be an invaluable partner that will work for your best interests in this difficult time. A conviction can mean disastrous consequences for your future. Avnet Law was built on the commitment to providing legal excellence, frequent communication with clients, and aggressive representation.

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Knowledgeable Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer

At Avnet Law, we understand that domestic violence charges are a serious offense that can have severe consequences. The fines, costs, and penalties associated with domestic violence charges can be significant, and a conviction can result in jail time, fines, and a restraining order.  They can cause serious family law issues as well.  If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is crucial to speak with an experienced attorney who can provide you with the best defense possible. Contact us today at 877-772-8638 to speak with a knowledgeable Indiana domestic violence lawyer who can help you protect your rights and freedom.

What are the potential charges for Domestic Battery in Indiana?

The charges for a Domestic Battery in Indiana range from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Level 2 Felony. There are fact-specific situations that will determine what level of offense you can be charged with for Domestic Battery in Indiana.  You should speak to an Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer to determine the charges that may be applicable to your case.

Some of the factors that can determine the level of the Domestic Battery charges in Indiana are:

  • The Presence & Level of Bodily Injury Caused – any bodily Injury vs. moderate bodily injury vs. serious bodily injury.

  • The use of a deadly weapon or strangulation.

  • Any Prior Convictions for Domestic Battery.

  • The age of the victim, if the victim is pregnant, or if the victim has a mental or physical disability.

  • If the incident resulted in death.

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Sentencing Guidelines for Domestic Battery Convictions in Indiana:

Level/Class Sentences (Min. – Max.) Advisory Sentence Potential Fine
Level 2 Felony 10 – 30 Years 17.5 Years $0 – $10,000
Level 3 Felony 3 – 16 Years 9 Years $0 – $10,000
Level 4 Felony 2 – 12 Years 6 Years $0 – $10,000
Level 5 Felony 1 – 6 Years 3 years $0 – $10,000
Level 6 Felony 6 Months – 2.5 Years 1 Year $0 – $10,000
Class A Misdemeanor 0 Days – 1 Year $0 – $5,000

Probation & Community Corrections

If convicted of Domestic Battery in Indiana, you may be required to undergo one or more of the following in addition to jail time OR instead of jail time.  Every criminal case is different and it may depend on the county or court in which your criminal case is pending.  Speak to an experienced Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer to determine which of the following may be applicable to your case.

  • Probation, which may include random urine screens for alcohol or drugs with associated fees.

  • Domestic Violence and/or Anger Management Classes and Treatment.

  • Potential Community Service

  • Payment of Court Costs, Fines, and Fees

  • Negative effects on your immigration status

An experienced Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer can help you navigate these difficult issues. For a more detailed and specific analysis of your Domestic Violence  case, call us today. It’s extremely important that you get a skilled Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer involved in your case as soon as possible.


It can be extremely difficult to defend against Domestic Battery Charges and you should contact an experienced Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyer to review the specific facts of your case.  However, some potential defenses include:

  1. Self-defense: If you can demonstrate that you used force to protect yourself from an imminent threat of bodily harm or violence, self-defense may be a valid defense. It is important to show that the force used was reasonable and necessary given the circumstances.
  2. Defense of others: Similar to self-defense, this defense applies when you used force to protect another person from imminent bodily harm or violence. The force used must be reasonable and necessary under the circumstances.
  3. False accusation: If you can provide evidence that the allegations against you are false, this may serve as a defense. This could include witness testimony, video or audio recordings, or other evidence that contradicts the accuser’s claims.
  4. Lack of intent: Domestic battery charges often require proof that the defendant acted intentionally or knowingly. If you can demonstrate that your actions were accidental or lacked the required intent, you may have a valid defense.
  5. Insufficient evidence: The prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If there is insufficient evidence to support the allegations against you, including lack of witnesses to testify against you, your attorney may argue for dismissal or acquittal.
  6. Consent: In some rare cases, consent may be a viable defense, especially in situations where the contact was part of a mutually agreed-upon activity (e.g., sports or roughhousing). However, this defense may not apply to cases involving serious injury or unlawful conduct.
  7. Alibi: If you can prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged incident and could not have committed the crime, this may serve as a defense.

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At Avnet Law, our Indiana Domestic Violence Lawyers can provide you with skilled representation.

Some Indiana Communities we serve include:

  • Indianapolis

  • Carmel

  • Fishers

  • Noblesville

  • Westfield

  • Cicero

  • Tipton

  • Greenwood

  • Franklin

  • Zionsville


While we have provided some information regarding Expungements in Indiana on this page for information purposes, this is NOT a substitute for speaking with a qualified Indiana Expungement Lawyer.

Indiana’s expungement law offers those who may have made mistakes in the past one (1) chance only to wipe the slate clean of convictions.  Since you only have once chance to expunge your criminal record, it is important you get it done right.

Avnet Law understands the issues, has the experience, and can advise and represent you in obtaining your expungement.  We also can advise you regarding other criminal law legal issues.  Call 1-877-77-AVNET to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Indiana Expungement Lawyer Today or contact us below with any additional questions you may have expungements in Indiana.