Peoria Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Award-Winning Strategies to Help Your Case
If you or a loved one has been accused of domestic violence, you are likely
wondering how to get out of this stressful situation. A domestic violence
charge can result in irreversible damage to your record, freedom and family.
In order to best achieve a fighting chance against your charges, you should
contact our domestic violence attorney to secure devoted, personalized attention
to your case.
We proudly obtain experience on both sides of the courtroom, meaning we
can anticipate what tactics the prosecution will likely use against you
as they work toward a conviction. Our knowledgeable domestic violence
lawyer can predict the prosecution’s attacks ahead of time and work
proactively to build a powerful defense against them.
Understanding Domestic Violence & Its Penalties
Domestic violence is a very serious charge that comes with even more severe
punishments. Even if you didn’t commit the crime, or didn’t
intend to, the court will attempt to portray you as a violent criminal
who deserves prison. Our attorney at McCall Law Offices, P.C. is highly
educated in criminal defense and is prepared to execute unparalleled strategies
designed to build an effective defense against the domestic violence charges
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act defines
violence that occurs within a range of relationships:
- Spouses and former spouses
- Parents, children and stepchildren
- Persons who formerly shared the same home
- Persons who dated or were engaged, regardless of gender
- Persons who allegedly have a child in common
- Persons with disabilities and their personal assistants
Domestic violence abuse includes:
- Physical abuse (pushing, hitting, forced sex, not allowing you to leave)
- Harassment (creating a disturbance at your job, repeatedly telephoning,
following or watching you, preventing you from seeing your child, threatening
to hurt you)
- Making a child or other person watch abuse
- Forcing you to do something you don’t want to do
- Denying a disabled person access to needed care
Those convicted of domestic violence may be charged with a misdemeanor
or felony subject to the severity of the incident and resulting damage:
Class A misdemeanor: Up to 1 year in jail, probation, fine & possible counseling as directed.
Class C misdemeanor: Community service for 30 to 120 hours.
Class 4 felony: Prior convicts of domestic violence, or those who committed the following
acts could face 1 to 3 years in prison:
- battery using a firearm,
- battery involving a child, or
- battery involving sexual assault
Class 2 felony: 3 to 7 years in prison or a sentence of probation. A defendant who has
a previous conviction for aggravated domestic battery may serve up to 14 years.
Retain Our Nationally Recognized Domestic Violence Defense
If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, it is crucial that you
contact our domestic violence attorney to defend your case sooner than later,
or you may reach “a point of no return” and never see a normal
life again. We will work diligently to clean up your charges by means
of fighting for alternatives to prison, reducing your fines and dropping
your case altogether. Our customized approach to your domestic violence
case can increase your chance of a better outcome.
Call us at (309) 948-5908 for your free consultation!