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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.
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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.