Get The Defense You Need Against Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence (DV) is a serious charge. Even before a conviction, the court will issue a no-contact order if the person accused does not fight it in court. A DV conviction is even worse, leading to jail time, fines and in many cases, the loss of contact with spouse and children.
If you are facing DV charges, make sure you work with an experienced Indianapolis domestic violence defense attorney who can help you win. Call our law firm today at (317) 917-3141 to arrange a free consultation.
At Patel Defense, we bring a wealth of criminal law experience and a commitment to getting you the best results possible. Monish Patel, lawyer and founder of Patel Defense, has nearly a decade of criminal law experience. As a former prosecuting attorney in the Hamilton County Court System, attorney Patel understands criminal law and knows the local court system. We use this knowledge and experience to fight DV charges.
When a domestic violence case is started, the court will issue a no-contact order as one of the first steps. The no-contact order prevents you from being able to contact your spouse and kids. At Patel Defense, we can help you fight this initial no-contact order, defend you against violation of no-contact orders charges, and defend you against the domestic violence criminal charges.
Domestic violence charges can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies. There are many factors in play that determine how serious the DV charges are, including prior offenses, whether children witnessed the event and whether strangulation was involved.
One of the most difficult aspects of defending against domestic violence charges is making sure your story gets told. Juries and even judges can be predisposed to protect a battered spouse, but there are two sides to every story.
In many cases, DV charges are exaggerated. Maybe an argument got heated and sounded worse than it really was, causing a neighbor to call the police unnecessarily. If a divorce is pending, for example, one spouse can exaggerate a domestic abuse situation to win a future custody battle.