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Being charged with assault can carry some very heavy penalties and can cause major disruptions to a person’s life. If you have been accused of or charged with assault in Indianapolis, then you need a legal team you can rely on to help with your case, you need Shircliff Law LLC.

David Shircliff is a Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorney with over 20 years of experience handling criminal defense cases, having handled over 200 cases successfully and garnering favorable results. David and his team have the knowledge, experience, and passion for legal defense that you need on your side when you are charged with a crime.

At Shircliff Law LLC, we offer a free 20 minute consultation to new customers in order to go over your case and discuss how we may be able to help you. Call today at 317-279-4894.

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are accused of a crime, you are at the mercy of the prosecutor whose sole goal is to charge you with the highest crime possible and prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

While the state will provide you with a public defender, having a private attorney is often the better choice. Public defenders typically have many cases and don’t have the budget and time that a private attorney can provide.

A private attorney can work on your case much more effectively with the goal of getting you the best result possible, instead of taking whatever the prosecution offers you.

It is important to have someone on your side who can examine the details of the case to find any inconsistencies, such as lack of evidence, invalid testimony, or even false accusations. When you hire Shircliff Law LLC, we will work with you to try and get the best results possible, such as reducing the penalties you face, reducing the charges, or an outright acquittal.

Penalties For Assault in Indiana

When facing an assault charge, you can face a wide range of penalties. Assault is defined as causing someone to fear imminent harm. If a reasonable person fears that they may be harmed by an action you take, then this would be considered assault.

However, assault is often combined with the crime of battery, which is the act of causing physical harm to a person. This can increase the penalties dramatically.

In the case of pure assault, the penalties range from a class C misdemeanor for simple assault, which carries a possible penalty of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine, to a class A misdemeanor for domestic assault which carries a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail.

When assault is combined with a charge of battery, the penalties range between a class 3 felony and a class 1 felony. The range depends on the severity of physical harm that is inflicted by the battery and whether the victim was family or not. A class 3 felony assault and battery charge carries up to a 16 year sentence and/or a $10,000 fine.

Contact Shircliff Law LLC Today

If you’re facing an assault charge and need legal defense you can trust, contact criminal defense lawyer David Shircliff.