Domestic Violence Lawyer in Frankfort, IL.
Serving Mokena, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Orland Park & Throughout Cook & Will County
Domestic violence is a charged issue in the courtroom, and these cases can be intensive for all parties involved. It must be understood that no other area of criminal law involves false allegations more than domestic assault. It is an unfortunate truth that people often make false allegations in order to gain an advantage in child custody proceedings or to “get even” with an ex-partner. Prosecutors aggressively pursue such charges and it is crucial that you have legal representation if you have been arrested.
At the PGO Law Firm, we handle matters involving domestic violence. If you have been charged with domestic battery, then call us at (630) 448-8878 today for a free consultation.
Penalties for Domestic Violence in Illinois
Domestic violence is a very serious charge that comes with even more severe punishments. Even if you didn’t commit the crime, or did not intend to, the court will attempt to portray you as a violent criminal who deserves punishment. The PGO Law Firm has the experience & knowledge to defend against the domestic violence charges you are facing.
In Illinois, domestic battery is considered a Class A misdemeanor. It can be elevated to a Class 4 felony if there is a prior conviction of domestic battery, violating an order of protection, or another violent crime against a household or family member. The penalties may include:
- Class A misdemeanor: less than a year in prison & a fine of $2,500
- Class 4 felony: up to 6 years in prison & a fine of $25,000
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act defines violence that happens within a range of relationship types, such as:
- Spouses & former spouses
- Parents, children & stepchildren
- Persons who formerly shared the same home
- Persons who dated or were engaged
- Persons who allegedly have a child in common
- Persons with disabilities
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