Sec. 3.6. (a) This section applies only to a defendant who is charged with committing a violent crime (as defined in IC 5-2-6.1-8) that results in bodily injury to a person.

     (b) If a court releases a defendant described in subsection (a) to bail without holding a bail hearing in open court, the court shall include as a condition of bail the requirement that the defendant refrain from any direct or indirect contact with the victim:

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-33-8-3.6

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
(1) for ten (10) days after release; or

(2) until the initial hearing;

whichever occurs first.

     (c) At the initial hearing, the court may reinstate or modify the condition that the defendant refrain from direct or indirect contact with the victim.

As added by P.L.94-2010, SEC.10.