Chicago, IL asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana

Q: Will the state pick this up and if so how can I find out ?

I called the police on my significant other due to domestic violence, our two children where in the home and I am pregnant . He was taken on a 48 hour hold, I did not pursue charges or even further go to the police station to speak with anyone I figure it’s better to just leave. How long does the state have to pick it up ? What are the chances they will or can they due to the 48 hours being over ? Help please . This occurred in lake county Indiana.

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: If the police responded to a domestic violence claim with children present, he most likely will be charged with Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child as a Level 6 Felony as well as additional charges depending on the circumstances. Depending on his history he should have a bond, though there most likely will be a No Contact Order preventing him from having contact with you. He should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

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