Indianapolis Violent Crimes Lawyer
Because of the destructive and aggressive nature of violent crimes against people and property, these offenses are heavily pursued by state and federal law enforcement and by their prosecutors. Once you are arrested for a violent crime, state and federal government attorneys will work hard to shore up their evidence against you, seek an arraignment, and push to punish you to the fullest extent of the law. Under these circumstances, you are at risk for heavy penalties that can put you behind bars for years or decades. To fight back, you will need a strong defender. In such cases, you should not leave your fate in the hands of someone who is inexperienced or overworked.
At Colasessano Law, we understand what is at stake for those accused of violent crimes. We also understand how to uncover weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, how to challenge evidence, how to construct effective legal strategies, and how to stand up with a compelling presence in court. Every violent crime case is unique and all aspects of the charges must be investigated thoroughly. That is where we begin, followed by an evaluation of potential outcomes, and analyzing the best way to move forward, whether through negotiation tactics or by taking your case to court. Potential defenses exist even for the most serious or complex cases and we know how to use them on your behalf, depending on the circumstances of your situation.
Accused of a violent crime in Indianapolis? Book a free, initial consultation at Colasessano Law online or at (317) 203-8541.
What Are Violent Crimes?
Violent crimes include such offenses as:
- Domestic battery
- Aggravated battery
- Murder and attempted murder
Where a deadly weapon is used in a violent crime, the potential penalties you will face will be increased. Most violent crimes are charged at the felony level. Penalties for felonies under Indiana law range from six months up to life in prison with fines of up to $10,000. “Advisory” sentences are also included that serve as guidelines for judges to consider when handing down a sentence. At the federal level, federal sentencing guidelines will also likely be in play that can result in severe prison terms, depending on the case.
Your sentence in any felony offense will also be influenced by whether aggravating or mitigating circumstances occurred. Aggravating circumstances, such as using a deadly weapon, prior convictions, harming a child or a senior citizen, or acting in violation of a restraining order, can increase your sentence. Mitigating circumstances are those that lessen the severity of the offense and can thus reduce your sentence.
Turn to an Experienced & Proven Criminal Defense Law Firm
Potential defenses may be available for any crime. However, you will need an experienced attorney who is skilled and committed in building the right defense strategies that may make a difference in your case. Whether through negotiations with the prosecutor or standing up for you at trial, our Indianapolis violent crimes attorney will take aggressive action to help you pursue the best possible resolution to the charges you face.
Gary has been my go-to defense for nearly 20yrs. His courtroom presence and professionalism are unmatched- J.S.
He has always been truthful, maintained integrity, and has gone above and beyond to make me feel that "everything is going to be ok!" If you find yourself in my position, save your time and energy and choose Gary Colasessano.- Dana K.
Nothing but the best from this guy. Truly a great attorney.- Ryan P.
This man was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone I know.- Corina M.
He’s extremely knowledgeable on the law takes the extra time to deal with all of his clients directly.- Lisa J.