The long-term consequences of being arrested for domestic battery or violence may be serious, even if 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 domestic violence lawyer as quickly as possible. A knowledgeable domestic battery attorney from our law firm provides hard-hitting and determined legal representation in domestic battery cases.
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.
When you enlist the assistance of our law firm, one of our highly skilled domestic violence lawyers 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 our DuPage County law firm will draw upon its expertise in domestic battery/domestic violence in advocating for you in this legal matter. Our domestic violence attorneys will fight vigorously for your rights!
Contact Michael Schmiege's nationally recognized boutique law firm for a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will fight charges aggressively for you. We dedicate the time and resources necessary to give our clients the best possible opportunity for a favorable outcome. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Call a qualified defense attorney at our firm immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation in your case.
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