Protecting Your Rights In Cases Alleging Domestic Battery, Battery Or Strangulation

Were you involved in a heated argument that turned physical? Whether you were the aggressor or merely acting in self-defense, many battery complaints end up with both parties being charged with a crime. In either case, you need an experienced attorney to help protect you from the risk of ending up with a criminal record.

At Fifer Law Office, we have over three decades of experience representing people who have been charged with battery and domestic battery. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys understand that each case is unique — that is why we will work closely with you, take time to understand the details of your situation and build a defense strategy that focuses on protecting you. If you have been accused of battery or abuse, our attorneys will review the evidence and protect your rights and interests.

What Is Battery In Indiana?

Battery is intentional physical contact with a person without his or her consent that results in bodily harm. Regardless of the circumstances, battery charges should be taken seriously as they can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies. These charges carry penalties that can land you in jail, compromise employment opportunities and prohibit you from owning a firearm.

Acts that constitute battery include:

  • Hitting and shoving
  • Strangulation
  • Scratching
  • Spitting
  • Threatening behavior

Battery committed against certain people is punished more severely if it occurs while the person is performing official duties or working. Protected employees include law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers and firefighters. Battery committed against a spouse or significant other is also prosecuted more aggressively. If you have been charged with aggravated battery or sexual battery, you need a skilled attorney to defend you and protect your rights.

We Can Help Tell Your Side Of The Story

At Fifer Law Office, our lawyers represent clients facing both criminal and family law matters. In some cases, these two areas overlap as violence in the home precipitates or can be related to a divorce or other family law dispute. If you have been accused of domestic battery by another member of your household, our team of attorneys can provide the resources and representation you need and deserve to protect your rights.

If you have been accused of battery or domestic battery, our attorneys will review the evidence and protect your rights and interests. Contact us online or call 812-949-2529 today to arrange a free consultation. With offices in New Albany and Jeffersonville, we help people throughout Southern Indiana.