A domestic violence charge is a very serious matter. Many men who are charged with a domestic violence charge in Cook and DuPage counties face serious consequences to their jobs and livelihood when these charges come down. There is an immediate 72 hour no contact order as part of almost every bond in a domestic violence case. Many courts add conditions to the 72 hour window and order any person charged with a domestic battery to stay away from the victim until the court orders otherwise. This effectively can prevent an individual from moving home and resuming normal life until the court allows it.
If you have been charged with a domestic battery case and need a criminal defense lawyer to help you, we have been representing people charged with criminal offenses in Illinois for well over 30 years of combined experience. You need an experienced and aggressive defense to fight back against the prosecution and give yourself a fighting chance to beat your case.
Remember, if you plead guilty to a domestic violence charge, the only thing that the judge can do is to convict you of the crime. The best way to prevent a conviction from being entered against you is to be aggressive in your defense. The State will often reduce the charges to battery which allows supervision to be an option. Sometimes, you need to take the case all the way to trial. If that is the case, we will be there to fight for you!
If you are looking to speak with an experienced criminal defense legal team who have handled hundreds of domestic violence charges, you should contact John W Callahan for a free consultation.
posted by domestic violence lawyer John W Callahan