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Chicago Domestic Violence Lawyers

Skokie Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Lawyers for Cases at 26th and California and All Chicago Area Courthouses

Domestic violence is a legitimate problem for thousands of victims and families throughout Illinois and millions across the country. The issue of domestic violence is one that often straddles the line between family law and criminal law. This means that accusations made in the heat of a marital argument can quickly become criminal charges if law enforcement gets involved. Thanks to public and political pressure, as well as a better safe than sorry approach by a responding officer, you may quickly find yourself at the center of a difficult situation. The team of experienced Chicago domestic violence lawyers at Luisi Legal Group understands the importance of clearing your name quickly and ensuring that your rights are fully protected along the way.

Domestic Battery and Violating an Order of Protection

The two most common criminal charges associated with domestic violence are domestic battery and violating an order of protection. Domestic battery is defined as, without legal justification:

  • Causing bodily harm to a family or household member by any means; or
  • Making physical contact of a provoking or insulting nature with a family or household member.

If you are arrested for domestic battery, you will be charged with Class A misdemeanor. The charge may be elevated to a felony if you have been previously convicted of the same charge or another related offense. Violating an order of protection or a stay away order is also a Class A misdemeanor. If you are accused of violating an order involving the physical care or custody of a child, you may face felony charges as well.

Legal Counsel for Clients Wrongfully Accused of Domestic Violence

Due to the intensely personal nature of divorce and child-related legal matters, many angry parents or spouses will use accusations of domestic violence, regardless of truth, to gain a strategic advantage. Even if your spouse or child's other parent cools down and retracts the accusations, it may be too late. Prosecutors can and often will continue to seek a conviction in such cases.

The experienced Chicago domestic violence lawyers at Luisi Legal Group fully realize the possible implications of a conviction on domestic violence charges. In addition to the associated criminal penalties, you may also find that your employment and educational opportunities are limited. Depending on the severity of the charges, you may also lose your right to own or possess a firearm. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may face deportation or denial of reentry into the country. Most importantly, you also stand to lose parental responsibilities and time with your children.

Chicago Lawyers Who Get Results

For more than 15 years, our firm has helped Cook County clients with their most difficult legal concerns. We understand the importance of listening carefully to your side of the story, and conducting a full investigation into circumstances surrounding your arrest. When appropriate, we will fight to get the charges against you dismissed, negotiating with the prosecutor if necessary to avoid conviction. We are also equipped to mount a full defense on your behalf in the courtroom as well—an approach that has led to numerous victories and favorable verdicts.

If you are facing criminal charges related to domestic violence, contact the Chicago office of Luisi Legal Group. Call 773-276-5541 to schedule your free, confidential consultation with one of our skilled defense attorneys. We will review your case, answer the questions you have, and work with you in finding a resolution. Our firm serves clients in Chicago, Bucktown, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and the rest of Cook County.

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