Carmel Violent Crimes Defense Attorney
Fighting Homicide, Aggravated Battery & Battery with Deadly Weapon Charges in Valparaiso!
Violent crimes are seen as the most serious criminal offenses in Indiana. Since 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.
Don’t face your violent crime accusations without a dedicated advocate on your side. Prosecutors are already strategizing how to put you in jail.
I, Attorney Eric Blankenship, can defend your freedom and future from start to finish. As a former prosecutor myself, I have a well-rounded understanding of how both sides of the courtroom work and can utilize my knowledge to strengthen your case. My ability to predict how the state could attack you will come in handy because I can devise effective defense strategies ahead of time, meaning you won’t be caught off guard in the courtroom.
Further, I want to build a personal relationship with you because to me, you’re more than just a client. You can look at me as your friend who will guide you through the criminal court process and aggressively defend your rights. Feel free to contact me 24/7 to help you gain the peace of mind you deserve. I offer free, same-day consultations.
Homicide is the killing of one human being by another human being.
In order 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 that are commanded or authorized by law.
- Excusable homicides are killings of human beings that are 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 against another person. This 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 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 who knowingly or intentionally touches another person in a rude, insolent, or angry manner; or in a rude, insolent, or angry manner places any bodily fluid or waste on another person. This is typically a Class B misdemeanor, but when a deadly weapon is involved, the sentence 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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I understand how overwhelmed and anxious you may feel during this unsettling time in your life. I am a professional at helping people overcome tough situations and work diligently to get their charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Allow me to fight for the same outcome on your behalf.
Contact me for a free case review to discuss your best steps forward. We’re in this fight together.