Indianapolis Battery Attorney
Battery Charges Can Carry Significant Risk
Hire an Experienced Indianapolis Battery Attorney to Protect Your Freedom
When you or a loved one is charged with a battery offense in Indiana, it helps to have an experienced law firm like Razumich & Associates in your corner. Battery can range in severity from a low-level misdemeanor to a very serious felony, depending on the factors surrounding the case.
Some of the factors that may influence your case include:
- The severity of the victim’s injuries
- The use of a weapon
- The identity of the victim (For example, the charges may be more severe if the victim is a pregnant woman, child, or police officer)
It’s not uncommon for the police to make arrests when they break up a fight. This can be true even if the altercation is limited to shoving, and there were no resulting injuries. It’s critical to understand what you might be up against if you’ve been charged with assault and battery. The law offices of Razumich & Associates are here to make sure that your rights are protected every step of the way.
What the Legal Process Looks Like
Battery is defined in Indiana as knowingly or intentionally touching another person in a rude, insolent, or angry manner. Sorting out battery charges in court can be complicated – no matter the severity or circumstances.
By their nature, battery charges are often highly emotional. Once someone has been arrested and charged, the other party can’t simply call the prosecutor’s office to ask that the charges be dismissed. Once charges are filed, it’s up to the prosecutor do decide whether to proceed, and they will send the police to look for alleged victims who no longer want to participate. Your case can still go to trial, and you’ll still likely need the services of an experienced battery attorney.
For these reasons, people who set up a defense around the idea that the victim will not appear in court face a significant risk of a guilty verdict and potential jail time.
Razumich & Associates Can Help
Battery is a serious charge. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a battery offense, you can help by immediately hiring an attorney to help build their defense. Witnesses will likely need to be interviewed, and if the alleged victim is a friend or family member, you’ll want clarifications of any previous statements they may have made to the police to lessen the impact of police testimony. A lawyer can help.
You deserve to work with a law firm that will safeguard your rights. You deserve a strong defense, whether or not the victim is cooperating with the prosecution. Take the first step in setting up your defense. Contact us today, and start protecting your future.