Have You Been Charged With Domestic Violence?
If you are accused of spousal abuse or domestic violence in Illinois, it is critical that you contact a critical defense attorney right away. Domestic violence affects over 10 million men and women every year. If you face charges of domestic violence, this can have a serious impact on your life and your finances.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a crime. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act says that any person who “hits, chokes, kicks, threatens, harasses, or interferes with the personal liberty of another family or household member has broken the Illinois Domestic Violence law.” Illinois law defines family or household members as:
- family members related by blood;
- people who are married or used to be married;
- people who share or used to share a home, apartment, or other common dwelling;
- people who have or allegedly have child in common or a blood relationship through a child in common;
- people who are dating or engaged or used to date, including same-sex couples; and
- people with disabilities and their personal assistants.
A domestic violence crime most frequently involves verbal or physical assault. Domestic violence charges can also be filed for disorderly conduct, refusal to leave the premises, violation of a personal order of protection, or theft and/or damage to property.
Domestic violence cases typically come from cases of extended emotional abuse as well as psychological abuse.
If you are charged with domestic violence or abuse, you should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. If you are charged with domestic violence, you need to fully understand the long-term implications a conviction or a guilty plea will have on your life. After you are convicted, there may be very little an attorney can do to help you.
Meet With An Experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
The criminal defense attorneys at Godoy Law Office are former prosecutors in Cook County and DuPage County. We have the required experience and skill to build strong cases to defend our clients against domestic violence charges. We are available to work hard to defend you from the harsh consequences that can come from a domestic violence conviction. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 855-912-6527.
Our team offers jail visits.