Illinois Spousal Abuse Lawyer
Maybe it was a misunderstanding. Maybe it was completely out of character. Maybe alcohol was involved. Maybe you were wrongly accused. Regardless of the circumstances, when the police are called about a domestic fight, someone is very likely going to be charged with domestic battery. If it was you, the Giacoletto Law Office in Collinsville can protect help you fight the charges in Illinois state courts and minimize any potential consequences.
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While a domestic battery charge can possibly result in fines and up to a year in jail, those penalties are rare except in the most extreme situations. In some circumstances, the charge may even be escalated to aggravated battery, the penalties for which can be much more serious. More often, the penalty associated with domestic battery that really needs to be avoided is the criminal record that comes along with the conviction.
Domestic battery does not look good on your record. While no charges are truly acceptable, this one in particular can cause employers to be hesitant to hire you, landlords concerned about renting to you and lenders worried about lending to you. Furthermore, there is the issue of restraining orders. With more than two decades of experience on our side, we know how to avoid these consequences.
Fighting these charges is not always as easy as you may think, even if the alleged victim wants to have the charges dismissed. This is why our experience is crucial when it comes to domestic violence cases.
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Located between the Madison County and St. Clair County courthouses, we protect the rights of people accused of domestic violence across southern Illinois. Open during weekly business hours, we offer evening, weekend and off-site appointments as well. Contact us today for a free initial phone consultation with a Collinsville domestic battery attorney.