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Domestic Violence Defense

Do you need a domestic violence attorney in Chicago? Contact our experienced domestic violence defense lawyers 24/7. Call today for protection.

Have you been accused of domestic violence (domestic battery) in Chicago?

The long term consequences of being arrested for domestic battery or violence may be serious even though the charge may not be justified. This charge is sometimes made as a ploy to have another removed from the premises. Regardless of the circumstances, it is imperative to get the help of a qualified Chicago criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible. A knowledgeable domestic battery attorney from the firm of the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege provides hard-hitting and determined legal representation in domestic battery cases.

The firm also serves the areas of Cicero, Berwyn and Evanston.

The Law Behind Domestic Violence in Illinois

In Illinois, domestic battery/violence is defined as knowingly and without justification causing bodily harm to a family or household member, or making physical contact of an aggressive, threatening or provoking nature with a family or household member. If you are arrested, after you’ve posted a bond you usually will not be allowed to return home for 72 hours. Also the Criminal Court will issue an Order of Protection and set a court date. This charge could affect your rights and obligations in a divorce, or custody or visitation rights. In some cases, accusations of domestic battery are false and related to a bitter divorce or break up, or disputed custody rights. A knowledgeable domestic battery defense attorney from the firm will answer your questions, advise you of how to proceed with your defense and fight to protect your rights.

Contact Our Chicago Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

When you enlist the assistance of the firm, an attorney will investigate the circumstances and the validity of the charge of domestic violence and seek out any option of getting the charges dropped altogether, or, if it is in the best interests of the accused, may get the charge reduced to a lesser charge which may later be expunged. It is also possible you may need to defend an Order of Protection. In which case, the legal team at the firm will draw upon its expertise in domestic battery/domestic violence in advocating for you in this legal matter. Contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege for a free and confidential consultation with a dedicated Chicago criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you.

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Michael Schmiege represented me on my Theft charge and I was found not guilty!

"Mr. Schmiege is well respected by the court because he is a very honest man. He was very kind and respectful to me. His fees were reasonable. His office is very easy to find, and his staff is very helpful."

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He understood that I made a mistake but it didn’t define who I was...

"I am so appreciative of the help and support that I received from Michael and his team members! They truly helped me figure out my case and I got outstanding results. If anyone can help you get great results, it’s Michael. I had an immigration issue as well and he worked with my immigration lawyer to help find the best solution. He understood that I made a mistake but it didn’t define who I was. I definitely don’t want to go through any of this again but I’m glad that I had the support to get through this."

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Never over-promises, but definitely delivered more than we had hoped for.

"Michael Schmiege is an excellent attorney. He is honest, diligent and gets great results. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, he is great at what he does. Never over-promises, but definitely delivered more than we had hoped for. His team will help you all the way. Answers all your questions promptly and clearly states what to expect. I highly recommend Michael and his team. They CAN and will help!"

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