Assault And Battery Crimes Need Solid Defense
Assault and battery crimes fall under the umbrella of violent offenses, which means they have serious consequences. If accused of assault or battery, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you and protect you from the potential outcomes.
At The Region Lawyers, we understand how prosecutors take on these crimes. The trials are generally complicated and intense. Our attorneys are trial-tested and dedicated when it comes to these types of cases. We know how to protect your rights in these situations and have a well-practiced approach to violent crimes defense in these trials.
What To Know About These Charges
Indiana classifies assault and battery crimes in a few different ways. There are several differences between each charge, including how each charge is handled, prosecuted and punished. The four main classifications are as follows:
- Assault: an attempt or threat of battery against another
- Battery: generally defined as when a person knowingly or intentionally touches another person in a rude or angry manner
- Domestic battery: battery that involves a family or household member
- Aggravated battery: battery that involves an injury that creates a substantial risk of death or permanent damage
These cases are complex due to the intricate nature of the definition of the crimes. An experienced attorney can sort through the circumstances of your case and figure out what you’re up against.
Is It Self-Defense?
Many instances of assault and battery can be considered self-defense, and this is often a potential defense that can be used in a case. The law recognizes that individuals should be able to protect themselves, sometimes using reasonable force. However, to qualify as a potential defense, certain circumstances must be present:
- Imminent threat
- Reasonable fear
- Proportional force
We can help determine whether or not your situation qualifies for a self-defense argument. Our team has experience evaluating the circumstances of a crime or accusations of a crime, and we know how to construct a defense that can help you.
Contact Us For More Information
We offer free consultations to help you get your questions answered. Use our contact form to schedule an appointment or call us at 219-961-3814. Our office is based in Merrillville but we work with clients in Gary and throughout The Region, as well as across the state of Indiana and northern Illinois.