Accused Of Domestic Battery? We Can Defend You.
In Illinois, you can be charged with domestic battery when you intentionally cause harm and make insulting or provoking contact with someone you have a relationship with. This includes harming your spouse, someone you live with, a family member or even someone you are dating though you live in different households. Being convicted of domestic battery or violence profoundly affects your rights and your future, with the possibility of going to prison and having a permanent criminal mark on your record. By Illinois statute, court supervision is not available to those accused of domestic battery.
To preserve your reputation, it is urgent that you reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court. Kane County attorney John R. Kopp is not only skilled in handling a variety of criminal defense cases, but has also previously served as a prosecutor. This means that you can rely on him to find and challenge any unwarranted accusations, as well as to build a strong case in your favor.
What You Can Do In The Meantime After Being Charged
Once you have been charged with domestic battery, it is likely that a protective order will be issued against you even before you are convicted of anything. During this time, it is important that you obey the order by keeping out of contact with the alleged victim. Violating it is a criminal offense in and of itself, and can result in jail time. If you live together, you may be required to leave your house, even if you own it. Other aspects that may be affected during this time include your parenting rights, as well as rights to any firearms or ammunitions.
At Kopp Law, we understand that the possibility of being found guilty puts a lot at stake for you. By developing strategic steps for you to take as well as aggressively representing you in trial, we will fight for your rights with determination and skill.
Get Started On Protecting Your Rights
A domestic battery conviction can gravely impact your future. If you are being investigated for battery or have already been charged, we strongly urge you to get in touch with us today by scheduling an initial consultation at no cost. Call us at 630-448-2777 or contact us online.
Although Kopp Law‘s office is located in Geneva, we are also able to meet with you either in Chicago or one of the surrounding suburbs according to your convenience.