Merrillville, IN asked in Domestic Violence for Indiana

Q: my boyfriend has been arrested for DV and our daughter was present. This was so out of character

I was injured and my daughter was trying to stop him. She attempted to call for help but he smashed her tablet. He was severely intoxicated and I know this isn’t like him and I just want him to be able to have a standing chance because he’s been charged with a level 6 felony. What can I do? I’m super angry with him but we have a 11 year relationship and he’s never gotten like that before. It was scary but at the same time I just know it’s so unlike him and would like to hire an attorney to help him. Our daughters arm was also slammed in the door when I left and he shut the door. I believe it was an accident but I think he is also having that used against him. I don’t know how to feel but I just want my family to go back to normal. What can I do?

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Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
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  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Voluntary intoxication is not a defense in Indiana. He needs an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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