Accessible, Experienced And Aggressive For The Most Serious Of Charges
Violent offenses and murder are among the most thoroughly investigated and prosecuted crimes in the state. Law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts take these crimes very seriously due to their basis of aggression against individuals and property. These crimes, especially murder, are often extremely complicated, based on large amounts of evidence ranging from witness statements, cell phone records, DNA evidence, and more. They are also heavily punished felonies carrying years of prison time, fines, lengthy restrictive probation periods, and more.
Every violent crime is different with its own set of circumstances yet all of these serious offenses call for a criminal defense attorney who is experienced, trial-tested, and who has the dedication to apply 100 percent effort into your legal strategy. The Region Lawyers bring more than a decade of defense practice in both state and federal courts to your case. Our Gary violent offenses and murder lawyer will exhaustively review and analyze all of the factors of your arrest to determine the best strategy to use in advancing your best interests at every phase of the criminal justice process. We will vigorously protect your rights and work to see that you are not overcharged or subject to dubious law enforcement or prosecutorial methods throughout.
Accused of a crime of violence? Discuss the details of your case in a free consultation. Phone The Region Lawyers at 219-961-3814 or send us your contact information online.
Violent Crimes In Indiana
Common violent crimes for which you will face serious criminal charges include:
- Voluntary and involuntary manslaughter
- Armed robbery
- Felony rape
- Gang crimes
Any of these crimes may be aggravated and thus lead to higher-level felony charges and increased sentencing when the circumstances include the use of a gun, the commission of the crime against a minor, and/or prior criminal convictions.
Assault And Battery Crimes
Assault in Indiana is considered to be an attempt or threat of battery against another. This offense is covered under laws that are not labeled as “assault” but as intimidation or threat and criminal recklessness. Threat/intimidation is generally charged as a misdemeanor where there is the intention to cause the alleged victim to do something against his or her will, to put the alleged victim in fear of retaliation or when the threat results in victims evacuating a building or vehicle. It is generally charged as a Class A misdemeanor carrying up to a year in jail and fines of up to $5,000. Criminal recklessness is generally charged as a Class B misdemeanor carrying up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If a deadly weapon was used, it will lead to felony charges.
Battery consists of knowingly touching someone in a way that is rude, angry, or insolent. Generally, it is charged as a Class B misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 180 days of incarceration and fines of up to $1,000. Battery may also be elevated to a Class A misdemeanor or a felony charge in more serious circumstances. These can involve causing bodily injury, committing the crime against a minor under the age of 14, against a police officer or other public servant, or when a deadly weapon is used.
Murder And Manslaughter
In Indiana, only one statute exists that defines and punishes murder. It defines murder as the intentional killing of another person, killing someone while committing or trying to commit another serious felony, or the intentional killing of an unborn baby. It is punishable by the death penalty, life in prison without parole, or 45 to 65 years of prison time with fines of up to $10,000.
Voluntary manslaughter occurs when an intentional killing takes place but it was done without prior intent. These crimes are often referred to as “heat of the moment” offenses. They result in felony charges punishable by 10 to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Involuntary manslaughter generally occurs by accident or when an individual is killed during the commission of another crime. It is a felony that carries one to six years of prison time and up to $10,000 in fines.
Get Highly-Qualified Legal Help From The Region Lawyers
Our criminal defense lawyers are highly-qualified to defend you when facing any allegations of a violent crime. We recommend that you retain our services as soon as you suspect you are under investigation. These are charges that have potential life-changing consequences that can destroy your reputation, your family, your career, and liberty. You will need to fight back with an aggressive and effective defense. You can count on the dedication and tenacity you will find at The Region Lawyers in pursuing the best possible outcome for your case.
Connect with our firm online or by calling 219-961-3814 today. From our Merrillville office, we work with clients across Gary and The Region, as well as throughout Indiana and northern Illinois.