Over the last several months under the Governor's stay-at-home order, much has been said about the increased incidence of both domestic and child abuse within families. When the police are called to a home for a report of a domestic disturbance, that visit will almost always lead to an arrest. Even if it was a misunderstanding, or even if both parties share the some degree of blame, you are going to need an experienced lawyer to help you navigate the legal process.
If you have been arrested for domestic battery in DuPage County, the law requires that you surrender all firearms and ammunition, and that you spend a minimum of 72 hours away from the shared home. Oftentimes, that 72 hour stay-away requirement is modified by the Judge to require you to remain out of your home for the duration of the case. You will have very quickly gone from being quarantined inside your house to being mandated to stay away from your house. In certain cases, this arrangement does not reflect the wishes of the parties involved.
The attorneys at John W. Callahan, LTD have spent their combined 40 years of experience handling criminal defense and domestic battery charges in Naperville, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights and every other town in DuPage County. Call for a free consultation to make sure that your rights are defended.