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Violent crimes are considered the most serious criminal offenses in Indiana. Because they involve harm, and in some cases, death, the state will work hard to put violent criminals behind bars and off the streets. If you’re facing a violent crime involving homicide, aggravated battery or battery with a deadly weapon, you must act quickly and retain seasoned representation.
Further, we want to build a personal relationship with you because, to us, you’re more than just a client. You can look at us as your friends who will guide you through the criminal court process and aggressively defend your rights.
Homicide is the killing of one human being by another human being.
To call a death a homicide, the state must prove two things:
A human being who was once alive is now dead.
The death was caused by the act of another human being.
If a human being who was once alive is now dead, but the death was not caused by the act of another human being, the death is not a homicide.
There are various types of homicide:
- Justifiable homicides are killings commanded or authorized by law.
- Excusable homicides are killings not deserving of punishment.
- Criminal homicide is any unjustified, unexcused killing of one human being by another human being.
- Murder is the unjustified, unexcused killing of one human being by another human being with malice aforethought.
- Manslaughter is the unjustified, unexcused killing of one human being by another human being without malice aforethought.
- Voluntary manslaughter is the unjustified, unexcused, intentional killing of one human being by another human being without malice aforethought and with the heat of passion (or heat of blood or sudden heat).
- Involuntary manslaughter is the unjustified, unexcused, unintentional killing of one human being by another human being without malice aforethought.
According to Indiana laws, a person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, they knowingly cause great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another person. The offense is a class 3 felony, punishable by 3 to 16 years in prison with a 9-year advisory period and/or up to $10,000 fines.
Depending on the details of your alleged crime, you may face harsher penalties:
- Class 1 felony: You used or attempted to use a dangerous weapon or caused great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement while committing the offense. As a result, you may spend 20 to 40 years in prison with a 30-year advisory sentence and/or up to $10,000 fines.
- Class 2 felony: You caused great bodily harm or permanent disability to a person you knew to be a member of a congregation engaged in prayer or other religious activities at a church, synagogue, mosque or another place of religious worship. This offense comes with 10 to 30 years in prison with a 17.5-year advisory period and/or up to $10,000 fines.
Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Battery is defined as a person knowingly or intentionally touching another person in a rude, insolent, or angry manner; or in a rude, insolent, or angry manner, placing any bodily fluid or waste on another person. The crime is typically a Class B misdemeanor, but when a deadly weapon is involved, the offense is enhanced to a Level 5 felony. If convicted, you may have to spend 2 to 8 years in prison and pay up to $10,000 in fines.
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