The awareness of the seriousness of domestic crimes has heightened in Illinois and across the nation. A conviction for 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 domestic crimes. To minimize the impact of a domestic battery charge, Clark and Glasgow, LLC, in Monmouth provides an assertive legal defense.
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. If the alleged victim suffered great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement, or the accused has a prior domestic battery on their criminal record, the accused may be charged with an aggravated domestic battery.
Domestic battery can be against a spouse, former spouse, domestic partner, former domestic partner, a child, stepchild, parent, or someone you have been dating/residing with.
Attorneys David Reid Clark and Steven Glasgow represent clients throughout West-Central Illinois. Our attorneys appear regularly in state courts and 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.