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Aggravated Battery

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Indiana Code 35-42-2-1.5 Aggravated Battery

A person who knowingly or intentionally inflicts injury on a person that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious permanent disfigurement; protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ; or the loss of a fetus commits aggravated battery, a Level 3 felony.

 

However, the offense is a Level 1 felony if it results in the death of a child less than fourteen (14) years of age and is committed by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age.

 

Arson

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Indiana Code 35-43-1-1

A person who, by means of fire, explosive, or destructive device, knowingly or intentionally damages a dwelling of another person without the other person's consent; property of any person under circumstances that endanger human life; property of another person without the other person's consent if the pecuniary loss is at least five thousand dollars ($5,000); or a structure used for religious worship without the consent of the owner of the structure commits arson, a Level 4 felony.

 

However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if it results in bodily injury to any person other than a defendant and a Level 2 felony if it results in serious bodily injury to any person other than a defendant.

 

A person who commits arson for hire commits a Level 4 felony. However, the offense is a Level 3 felony if it results in bodily injury to any other person; and a Level 2 felony if it results in serious bodily injury to any other person.

 

A person who, by means of fire, explosive, or destructive device, knowingly or intentionally damages property of any person with intent to defraud commits arson, a Level 6 felony.

 

A person who, by means of fire, explosive, or destructive device, knowingly or intentionally damages property of another person without the other person's consent so that the resulting pecuniary loss is at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250) but less than five thousand dollars ($5,000) commits arson, a Level 6 felony.

 

A person who commits an offense under subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) commits a separate offense for each person who suffers a bodily injury or serious bodily injury that is caused by the violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d).

 

Assisting a Criminal

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Indiana Code 35-44.1-2-5 Assisting a Criminal

A person not standing in the relation of parent, child, or spouse to another person who has committed a crime or is a fugitive from justice who, with intent to hinder the apprehension or punishment of the other person, harbors, conceals, or otherwise assists the person commits assisting a criminal, a Class A misdemeanor.

 

However, the offense is a Level 6 felony, if the person assisted has committed a Class B, Class C, or Class D felony before July 1, 2014, or a Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, or Level 6 felony after June 30, 2014; or the person or the person assisted is a member of a criminal organization.

 

The offense is a Level 5 felony, if the person assisted has committed murder or has committed a Class A felony before July 1, 2014, or a Level 1 or Level 2 felony after June 30, 2014, or if the assistance was providing a deadly weapon.

 

Battery

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Indiana Code 35-42-2-1 Battery 

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 commits battery, a Class B misdemeanor.

 

The offense is a Class A misdemeanor if it results in bodily injury to any other person; or is committed against a member of a foster family home (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-139.3) by a person who is not a resident of the foster family home if the person who committed the offense is a relative of a person who lived in the foster family home at the time of the offense.

 

The offense is a Level 6 felony if it results in moderate bodily injury to any other person; the offense is committed against a public safety official while the official is engaged in the official's official duty; the offense is committed against a person less than fourteen (14) years of age and is committed by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age; the offense is committed against a person of any age who has a mental or physical disability and is committed by a person having the care of the person with the mental or physical disability, whether the care is assumed voluntarily or because of a legal obligation; the offense is committed against an endangered adult (as defined in IC 12-10-3-2); or the offense is committed against a member of a foster family home (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-139.3) by a person who is not a resident of the foster family home if the person who committed the offense is a relative of a person who lived in the foster family home at the time of the offense; and results in bodily injury to the member of the foster family.

 

The offense is a Level 5 felony if the offense results in serious bodily injury to another person; the offense is committed with a deadly weapon; the offense results in bodily injury to a pregnant woman if the person knew of the pregnancy; the person has a previous conviction for a battery offense against the same victim; or against the same victim in any other jurisdiction, including a military court, in which the elements of the crime for which the conviction was entered are substantially similar to the elements of a battery offense; the offense results in bodily injury to a public safety official while the official is engaged in the official's official duties; a person less than fourteen (14) years of age if the offense is committed by a person at least eighteen (18) years of age; a person who has a mental or physical disability if the offense is committed by an individual having care of the person with the disability, regardless of whether the care is assumed voluntarily or because of a legal obligation; or an endangered adult (as defined in IC 12-10-3-2).