Domestic Violence

Domestic violence allegations can lead to a number of consequences that could affect your life for many years to come. In addition to legal penalties, a person convicted of domestic violence could also lose the right to see their children and even be issued a restraining order prohibiting them from making contact or coming within a certain distance of their loved ones. Hiring an experienced criminal defense team is the best way to fight your charges and protect yourself against accusations that could land you in jail and take you away from the people you love.

Types of Violence

Domestic violence refers to physical, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse within in a family setting, or with a former or current boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate or spouse. Threatening violence or abuse against another person in the family is also a form of domestic violence. At Fagan, Fagan & Davis, we have successfully defended clients against all types of domestic violence, including:

  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Telephone Harassment
  • Electronic Harassment
  • Violation of Order of Protection
  • Domestic Assault
  • Domestic Battery
  • Aggravated Assault and Battery
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Psychological/Emotional Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Stalking

Have you been charged in Chicago?

If you have been charged with domestic violence, it's critical that you enlist an experienced Chicago criminal attorney right away. We have represented countless clients wrongly accused of domestic violence out of anger, resentment, betrayal, and revenge. Domestic violence charges are often filed on the basis of the alleged victim's accusations alone, whether evidence was available or not. In many cases, the police and prosecutor ignore the express wishes of the complaining witness not to charge.

Too many families have been torn apart and too many people's lives turned upside down because of domestic violence related charges. At Fagan, Fagan & Davis we are committed to protecting the rights of those accused of domestic violence and to using our knowledge and dedicated representation to defend these charges. When you retain our law firm, you can trust that an experienced and skilled Chicago-based attorney will adamantly fight your charges and work tirelessly to help prove you are not guilty, including taking your case to trial if necessary.

Where do we appear in court?


Our Des Plaines location is strategically located minutes from I-294, Edens expressway and I-355. We regularly appear for Illinois Criminal defense, DUI defense and Traffic violations throughout Cook, Lake and DuPage county courts, including all of Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Waukegan, Wheaton and more.

The information on this website is general information only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. Receipt or viewing of this information is not intended to, and does not, create an attorney-client relationship. Fagan, Fagan & Davis is a partnership of professional corporations, including Joseph M. Fagan, PC, Alan T. Davis, PC, Jeffrey A. Fagan, PC, and Steven H. Fagan, PC.