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Experienced Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges in Allen County

Being arrested for or charged with domestic violence can be a frustrating and embarrassing event. As such, many people fail to take action in their own defense. However, it is imperative that you understand the serious impact that a domestic violence charge may have on your future and take action immediately to combat your charges by contacting an Indiana domestic violence defense lawyer.

As a result of the serious, sensitive, and complex nature of your case, it is imperative that you secure the immediate representation of a skilled and experienced domestic violence attorney in Fort Wayne, IN, who can help you protect your rights and your future against unfair consequences. Additionally, if you have been wrongfully accused or were acting in self-defense, we are here to answer your questions and develop a vigorous defense strategy on your behalf. Contact Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. today!

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Domestic Violence in Indiana

Have you been accused of domestic violence? Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge and accusations can be just as damaging to a person's reputation. Domestic violence is defined as causing or threatening sexual, emotional, or physical abuse against a family member. Additionally, dating partners, children, and previous dating partners are also protected under Indiana domestic violence laws. The penalties for these crimes vary due to range of severity that can occur. It is best to discuss the details of your crimes with an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer in Fort Wayne.

What is Domestic Battery in Indiana?

Domestic battery is prohibited by Indiana law 35-42-2-1.3. When a person intentionally touches a person in a rude, insolvent, or angry manner causing injury, the law defines it as a crime. Domestic relationships are required between the parties. Under the law, a domestic relationship does not require that the parties be married. Relationships qualifying for qualification include:

  • An individual's spouse
  • Partners who live with you
  • Whether or not the parties live together, they have children in common

It is important to consider the following factors when determining if two individuals live together as spouses:

  • Approximately how long the relationship lasted
  • Individuals' frequency of contact
  • The degree to which the individuals were financially interdependent
  • Whether the individuals had children together or not
  • Actions taken to maintain a common household by the individuals

The defendant is subject to serious consequences if convicted of domestic battery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The quality of your defense depends on the lawyer you choose.

What are the Penalties for Domestic Battery in Indiana?

Domestic battery is usually a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines. It is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 180 days in jail. Prior convictions make domestic battery a class D felony.

Fort Wayne's Trusted Domestic Violence Defense Team

At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our Indiana domestic violence attorneys bring together decades of combined experience that we utilize to build a strong case for our clients. We know the impact that these charges can have on a person's life and are committed to putting all our skill and experience to work defending your rights so that you can live your life without the burden of a domestic violence conviction.

Reasons To Choose Us:

  • Free initial phone consultations
  • Committed to helping clients succeed
  • Passionate about defending the accused
  • Aggressive and effective defense strategies
  • 75+ years of collective experience
  • Honored and recognized legal team
  • Rated Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Fort Wayne by Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine

Contact Our Fort Wayne Domestic Violence Attorney Today 

If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need a defense that can protect your rights. The Fort Wayne, Indiana, domestic violence defense lawyers of Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., offer the defense you need. Our mission is to provide you with the most aggressive defense possible. We will work tirelessly to both meet and exceed your goals.

Ready to discuss your case? Call us for a no-fee telephone consultation (888) 912-7220 
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The Reason We Work So Hard Read What Past Clients Had to Say

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    "Mr. Terrill handled my case and did a great job."

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Why People Choose to Work With Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C.

We Will Protect Your Rights & Future
  • Renowned Reputation
    Our firm has built a great reputation due to our proven track record of success in complex cases.
  • Aggressive Defense

    Our legal team will provide a vigorous defense regardless of the severity of the charge. 

  • Accessible to Clients
    We understand that time is of the essence. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.
  • Unparalleled Experience

    At Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C., our attorneys have a combined 75 years of legal experience. 

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