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.
What are the Penalties for Domestic Violence?
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 you’re facing.
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!
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Mr. Mccall handled my case very swiftly and I am very satisfied with the outcome.- Amber A.
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