Chicago Domestic Battery Defense Attorney
Experienced & Trusted Legal Representation
Tempers flare when family members have an argument, sometimes escalating
to a point where one or more members inflict violence. Domestic battery,
also known as domestic violence, is when a person knowingly or intentionally
causes physical harm to family or household members.
Family or household members include the following:
- Spouse or ex-spouse
- Parents, children, stepchildren and other relatives
- Individuals in a current or former dating relationship
- Parents who share a child
- People with disabilities and their caregivers
A mistake or a misunderstanding between family members and loved ones can
have severe legal consequences if it results in someone getting seriously
injured. At the Law Office Steven Fine, our Chicago criminal defense attorney
is prepared to provide the legal assistance necessary to prevent a heated
situation from negatively affecting the rest of your life.
Penalties for Domestic Battery in Illinois
Domestic battery is considered a Class A misdemeanor, resulting in a prison
sentence for up to one year with a $2,500 fine. However, if a person has
been previous convicted for domestic battery or for violating an order
of protection, then a repeated domestic battery offense is a Class 4 felony,
which carries a six year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000.
If a person commits domestic battery which results in immense bodily harm,
permanent disability or disfigurement, or even strangles the victim, then
he or she can be charged with aggravated domestic battery. An aggravated
domestic battery charge is a Class 2 felony, which is a minimum sentence
of 60 days. If a person has prior aggravated domestic battery convictions,
then the minimum is three years in prison.
Have a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
over two decades of legal experience, our legal team is capable of handling even the most complex domestic
battery cases. As
a former prosecutor, our founding
attorney Steven Fine possesses the legal insight from both sides of the courtroom, giving his
clients the advantage of having the comprehensive knowledge of the Illinois
legal system on their side. Don’t let a simple misunderstanding
ruin your life, seek experienced legal assistance from our Chicago criminal
defense lawyer now.
Contact our firm at (312) 436-0638 for a complimentary consultation.