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Illinois Domestic Violence Charges

There has been a big push to crack down on domestic violence in Illinois. As a result, those accused of domestic battery and similar offenses are facing steep possible consequences. These consequences range from stents in jail or prison, to felony convictions, and can have severe negative consequences for the accused. From loss of employment, to restrictions on access to shared children (who are oftentimes completely uninvolved in the alleged offense), these allegations should be taken seriously.

I have been charged with domestic battery, but the alleged victim does not plan to appear for trial. Will my case be dismissed?

We all have the right to confront our accuser’s. That is a right granted by the Constitution of the United States. However, there are exceptions to this right, particularly in cases of domestic violence in Illinois. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of domestic violence.

I have been accused of a domestic crime and have been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. Can I ask the Court to reconsider this?

It is certainly possible to have the no-contact order of your pretrial release conditions modified to allow for contact between yourself and the alleged victim while your case is still pending. There are a variety of factors the court will consider in ruling on such a request.

Can I get court supervision on a charge of domestic battery?

Unfortunately, no. Sentencing options for a charge of domestic battery depend on the class of offense, but court supervision is never an option. However, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to have the charge(s) reduced.

Consult With an Experienced Domestic Violence Criminal Defense to Plan Your Strategy

A reality of our criminal justice system is that the minute someone is accused of a crime, authorities do not always treat you as innocent until proven guilty. The legal process is stressful and daunting to those unfamiliar with it. Attorney Hirth understands that her role is to not only get you an excellent outcome, but to communicate with you and make sure you know what next steps are along the way. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation at (815) 315-1933.

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