Chicago Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
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A person commits domestic battery if he or she knowingly without legal
justification by any means causes bodily harm to any family or household
member or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with
any family or household member. Domestic Battery is normally a Class A
misdemeanor, but it can be charged as a Class 4, Class 3, or a Class 2
felony, depending on the allegations. The statute for domestic violence is 720
If you are facing domestic violence allegations, don't speak to the
police or make any decisions about your case until you've spoken to
Chicago criminal defense attorney.
Protect Your Rights!
Domestic battery charges invoke images of violent altercations, but this
image is often inaccurate. Unfortunately, intense arguments between romantic
partners or family members may lead to exaggerated or false allegations.
If you are involved in a domestic altercation, you probably will be arrested
and told to sort it out with the judge. If either party has any visible
marks, the other party will be charged with causing bodily harm. If any
physical contact occurs, no matter how minimal, the other party may be
charged with causing insulting or provoking contact. If both parties allege
contact, both parties may be arrested.
Domestic battery charges do not allow for court supervision. That means
a conviction for domestic battery will result in a
criminal record that follows you forever. Further, a conviction for domestic battery –
even a misdemeanor – will remove your right to possess a
Contact Hallock Law if you need a skilled and committed defense attorney in Chicago. Schedule your
free case evaluation today by calling (888) 412-3741.