Domestic Battery is a Class A Misdemeanor in Illinois when charged as a first offense. What separates a domestic battery from a typical misdemeanor charge in DuPage is that with almost all other misdemeanor cases, the defendant is released from police custody with a bond that is posted at the police station.
With domestic battery charges, the defendant may be held in custody until a bond hearing can occur at the DuPage County Jail. Once released from custody in DuPage, the defendant will be required to appear in court room 4007 of the DuPage County Judicial Center in Wheaton, Illinois, to face the criminal charges.
At that point it is crucial to obtain defense counsel to fight the charges of domestic battery as, in Illinois, domestic battery as a crime is not eligible for court supervision. So any finding of guilty of domestic battery requires the court to convict the defendant. Again, it is VERY important to fight any charge of domestic battery.
We have been handling criminal defense cases including domestic battery for more than 20 years so if you have any questions or need help with a domestic battery charge, feel free to contact us at anytime.