Assault & Battery Defense in Indiana

Fort Wayne Battery lawyer Matt Chapel can assist you with your battery case.  All criminal matters are serious but if you have been charged with a felony battery, then its even more serious.  Being charged with a felony battery crime can result in serious consequences, including a prison sentence, a fine, and a criminal record. Or, most likely with the assistance of a criminal defense attorney, you may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed, or obtain a not guilty verdict or a lighter sentence than the maximum allowed by law.

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In Indiana, a person commits the crime of felony battery by touching someone in a rude or disrespectful way and inflicting serious injury or using a deadly weapon. Domestic battery is also a felony when the defendant has prior convictions for similar conduct or commits the offense in front of a child.

Punishment in Indiana for Battery Offenses

Level 1 Felony. Batteries by an adult (someone 18 years or older) against a person under 14 years old that cause death are punished by 20 to 50 years’ imprisonment and fine of up to $10,000.

(Ind. Code Ann. §§ 35-42-2-1.5, 35-50-2-4.)

Level 3 Felony. The following batteries are punishable by between three and 16 years in prison and fine of up to $10,000:

  • aggravated battery

  • battery by an adult (someone 18 years or older) against a person under 14 years old that cause serious bodily injury, and

  • battery against an endangered adult that results in death.

(Ind. Code Ann. §§ 35-42-2-1.5, 35-50-2-5.)

Level 5 Felony. The following batteries are punishable by one to six years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000:

  • battery that causes serious bodily injury

  • battery committed with a deadly weapon

  • battery against an endangered adult that results in serious bodily injury

  • battery against a pregnant woman that causes bodily injury, and

  • the defendant has a previous conviction for battery against the same victim.

(Ind. Code Ann. §§ 35-42-2-1, 35-50-2-6.)

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Law Offices of Matt Chapel

110 West Berry Street, Suite 1814
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Indiana: (260) 387-6236
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E-Mail:  matt@mattchapel.com

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Law Offices of Matt Chapel

110 West Berry Street, Suite 1901
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Indiana:(260) 387-6236
Ohio: (419) 584-1004
E-Mail:�matt.chapel@gmail.com