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Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

Domestic Violence Illinois offenses can lead to a number of consequences that could affect your life deeply. In addition to legal penalties, a person convicted of domestic violence in Illinois could also lose the right to see their children and be subject to an order of protection prohibiting contact or coming within a certain distance of their loved ones and their homes. Hiring an experienced Chicago area criminal defense lawyer 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.

Domestic Violence Defense

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. 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
  • Illinois Domestic Battery under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2
  • Aggravated Assault and Battery
  • Criminal Sexual Abuse
  • Psychological/Emotional Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Stalking

Misdemeanor or Felony Domestic Violence?

Under Illinois law, Domestic Violence offenses can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense. Sometimes the type of offense charged might be the factor that elevates a case to felony status, such as strangulation or unlawful restraint. Other factors which might result in an upgrade to felony status include the use of a deadly weapon, a victim of a special protected class or even simply prior convictions for the same offense. Whether you face felony or misdemeanor charges, Domestic Violence offenses in Illinois must be taken seriously.  

Have you been charged in the Chicago area?

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 area Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer 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?

We regularly appear for Illinois Criminal defense, DUI defense and Traffic violations throughout the Chicago area including Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and Will county courts, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Bridgeview, Markham, Maywood, Waukegan, Wheaton, Naperville, Elgin, St. Charles and more.