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Violent Crimes - Murder, Manslaughter, Battery:
BATTERY
Battery is a violent crime that is charged when the defendant is accused of purposefully causing harm to a victim. Although often charged along with the crime of assault, these are two separate offenses that carry distinctly different penalties. If you have been charged with battery, it is important to understand the allegations made against you, and the possible sentences you could receive.
Many times battery allegations are made because of a grudge or a verbal disagreement got out of hand. Police are called after the fact and they usually did not see, or cannot review, what actually happened. When it is just the accuser’s word against yours, it is important to hire a battery attorney quickly to preserve your rights and ensure that vital evidence is not lost. An experienced attorney will make sure that witness statements are taken quickly before what could have been a friendly witness forgets details of the incident or moves away. You deserve an attorney who will spend the time to develop your case and show the State and the Court what truly happened.

MURDER
Murder is an unlawful act that involves the killing of one individual by another. Murder is punished by life in prison or the loss of one’s life through the State’s hands. An experienced an aggressive criminal law attorney will use numerous defenses such as self defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity and others to improve its outcome.
If you or someone you love is charged with Murder it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney immediately. Attorney Dan Whitehead has experience defending individuals in these cases.

MANSLAUGHTER - VOLUNTARY and INVOLUNTARY
A person commits voluntary manslaughter when that person causes the death of another person, under circumstances which would otherwise be murder, if the person causing the death acts solely as the result of sudden, violent, and irresistible passion resulting from serious provocation sufficient to excite such passion in a person and there is not an interval between the provocation and the killing in which a person of ordinary reason and temperament would regain control and suppress the impulse to kill.
Involuntary Manslaughter is quite different from Voluntary Manslaughter. In Indiana, a person commits a class “D” felony when a person unintentionally causes the death of another person by the commission of a public offense other than a forcible felony or escape. Also, a person commits an aggravated misdemeanor when the person unintentionally causes the death of another person by the commission of an act in a manner likely to cause death or serious injury.
Because of the many types of charges, and at times prosecutors may use them all to find out which one may stick, it is of the utmost importance that you are using an attorney who understands the finer details of criminal law who passionately seeks to defend you. Call the office today and don’t let your life rest in the hands of a public defender.

Types of Battery
There are several types of battery crimes in Indiana. Just to name a few, we have traditional Battery, Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, and really disturbingly - Battery by Body Waste. Even tattooing a minor is considered a form of Battery.
CONTACT US AT:
Daniel Whitehead Law Offices
1003 Meridian Street
Anderson, IN 46016
 
Phone: 765.622.9768
Email: whitehead_law@sbcglobal.net
Copyright 2018 - Daniel K. Whitehead Law Offices
Site Design by
Randy Drennen
BATTERY
Battery is a violent crime that is charged when the defendant is accused of purposefully causing harm to a victim. Although often charged along with the crime of assault, these are two separate offenses that carry distinctly different penalties. If you have been charged with battery, it is important to understand the allegations made against you, and the possible sentences you could receive.
Many times battery allegations are made because of a grudge or a verbal disagreement got out of hand. Police are called after the fact and they usually did not see, or cannot review, what actually happened. When it is just the accuser’s word against yours, it is important to hire a battery attorney quickly to preserve your rights and ensure that vital evidence is not lost. An experienced attorney will make sure that witness statements are taken quickly before what could have been a friendly witness forgets details of the incident or moves away. You deserve an attorney who will spend the time to develop your case and show the State and the Court what truly happened.

MURDER
Murder is an unlawful act that involves the killing of one individual by another. Murder is punished by life in prison or the loss of one’s life through the State’s hands. An experienced an aggressive criminal law attorney will use numerous defenses such as self defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity and others to improve its outcome.
If you or someone you love is charged with Murder it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney immediately. Attorney Dan Whitehead has experience defending individuals in these cases.

MANSLAUGHTER - VOLUNTARY and INVOLUNTARY
A person commits voluntary manslaughter when that person causes the death of another person, under circumstances which would otherwise be murder, if the person causing the death acts solely as the result of sudden, violent, and irresistible passion resulting from serious provocation sufficient to excite such passion in a person and there is not an interval between the provocation and the killing in which a person of ordinary reason and temperament would regain control and suppress the impulse to kill.
Involuntary Manslaughter is quite different from Voluntary Manslaughter. In Indiana, a person commits a class “D” felony when a person unintentionally causes the death of another person by the commission of a public offense other than a forcible felony or escape. Also, a person commits an aggravated misdemeanor when the person unintentionally causes the death of another person by the commission of an act in a manner likely to cause death or serious injury.
Because of the many types of charges, and at times prosecutors may use them all to find out which one may stick, it is of the utmost importance that you are using an attorney who understands the finer details of criminal law who passionately seeks to defend you. Call the office today and don’t let your life rest in the hands of a public defender.

Types of Battery
There are several types of battery crimes in Indiana. Just to name a few, we have traditional Battery, Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, and really disturbingly - Battery by Body Waste. Even tattooing a minor is considered a form of Battery.
Violent Crimes - Murder, Manslaughter, Battery:
DKW Law Offices
Daniel K. Whitehead, Attorney at Law
CONTACT US AT:
Daniel Whitehead Law Offices
1003 Meridian Street
Anderson, IN 46016
Phone: 765.622.9768
Email: whitehead_law@sbcglobal.net
Copyright 2018 - Daniel K. Whitehead Law Offices
Site Design by
Randy Drennen