Domestic Violence Charges Require Effective Attorneys
Good people are capable of making mistakes. This applies to domestic violence charges. If you have somehow found yourself charged with an act of domestic abuse, our lawyers at Francisco Britton, LLP, are here to help you, not judge you.
With more than 30 years of experience between us, we work with clients in Elkhart and the surrounding area who need fast, effective criminal defense. Because we are former prosecutors, we know how the state builds its case and how we can create a persuasive case on your behalf. You can trust that we will do everything in our power to defend your reputation, your parental rights and your freedom.
What Does Indiana Consider Domestic Violence?
The state recognizes both violent offenses and nonviolent offenses as forms of domestic abuse. These may include physical harm, threats of harm, stalking, harassment and sex crimes. To count as domestic violence, the perpetrator must commit an act of physical aggression against:
- A current or former spouse
- A current or former intimate partner
- A co-parent
- Their child
Domestic violence can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the severity and whether it is a repeat offense. Common consequences range from orders of protection against the perpetrator to jail time.
Reduce Your Sentence And Keep Your Children
We strive to reduce the impact of an arrest, charge or conviction. This may involve negotiating reduced charges, arguing for a lighter sentence or securing placement into an anger management education program. If you have children, we can also help you protect your right to custody and visitation with them.
Reach Out For Our Effective Legal Help Today
Domestic violence cases move very quickly. At Francisco Britton, we have the experience to launch your defense just as fast. Call our firm at 574-218-0989 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers.