Chicago Domestic Violence Lawyer
Defense for Charges of Domestic Violence
The state of Illinois is particularly harsh on people suspected of acting violently towards a family member or loved one. Whether you actually committed the crime or not becomes secondary to the accusation itself. So do not wait another minute. The longer you delay, the more time the state has to build a case against you and forever alter the way you interact with your family and others.
If you are reading this, then there's a good chance you are facing some type of domestic violence charge. No matter how you ended up in this situation, you're probably quite concerned about what this could mean for you both personally and professionally. After all, unlike other criminal charges, domestic violence allegations carry with them a very specific kind of stigma. Domestic violence allegations don't quickly fade away. So, it's understandable if you're desperate to resolve this situation as soon as possible.
But you can't do it alone. Contact the Chicago criminal defense lawyers at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC immediately.
Remember, you have rights and we will make sure that they are enforced. But it's up to you to take the first step.
Contact one of our understanding attorneys at (800) 996-4824 for a free and confidential case consultation today.
What is Considered Domestic Battery in Chicago?
Unfortunately, this is a question we encounter time and again when it comes to domestic violence charges. Many people aren't even aware that what they did was considered a crime. But in the state of Illinois, physically touching another person – including spitting, pushing, or throwing a piece of food – can be “battery.” If this action happens between you and a family or household member, it can be considered “domestic battery.” Keep in mind that the state defines family or household members to include:
- Individuals who are a blood relation.
- Individuals who are married or are divorced.
- Individuals who share or used to share a domicile.
- Individuals who've had or share blood relationship with a child.
- Individuals who operate as personal assistants or nurses to those with disabilities.
What Happens Once I've Been Charged with Domestic Violence in Illinois?
First, it's important for you to know that the Chicago Illinois domestic violence attorneys at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC will use every resource at our disposal to represent your best interests in court. A dismissal or reduction of your charges is our ultimate goal. We'll work tirelessly to accomplish this. Domestic violence penalties can range from a misdemeanor with no jail to a serious felony with penitentiary time. That is why it's critical to speak with our defense team as soon as possible.
Dial (800) 996-4824 and schedule a free consultation to review your legal options today.
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