Domestic Battery Is More Than A Spat Between Family Members

You Need Legal Counsel That Understands What Is At Stake

In Illinois and across the nation, there is heightened awareness of the seriousness of domestic violence. A conviction of domestic battery may have far-reaching consequences that can impact your life well beyond jail time or fines. For example, you may lose your right to own a firearm or, if you are getting divorced, a domestic battery conviction could negatively affect a petition for custody or parenting time.

If you face domestic battery charges, it is critical to enlist the services of lawyers who have had success defending against these charges. Clark, Glasgow and McClintock, LLC, in Monmouth provide assertive legal defense that is designed to minimize the impact of a domestic battery charge.

A domestic battery conviction cannot be expunged or sealed, which means it will always be on your criminal record. Such long-term consequences make it imperative that you work with experienced attorneys who understand how to protect your future.

Understanding The Charges As Well As Potential Resolutions

It is important to realize that in Illinois, a domestic battery charge does not always involve physical violence. Contact of an insulting and provoking nature can result in a domestic battery charge. An individual may be charged with aggravated domestic battery if the alleged victim suffered great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement.

Domestic battery can be against a spouse, former spouse, domestic partner, former domestic partner, a child, stepchild, parent or someone you have been dating.

Assertive Litigation And Negotiation

Attorneys David Reid Clark and Steven Glasgow represent clients throughout West-Central Illinois. Both attorneys appear regularly in state courts, but they also are adept at reaching creative resolutions through negotiations with prosecutors. In some cases, our clients are able to have charges reduced or jail sentences suspended.

We also know there are numerous false accusations of domestic assault. If it makes sense to fight the accusations against you in court, we are prepared to do so. Call 309-760-4602 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will answer your questions and recommend an effective course of action.