A conviction for a crime of domestic violence can have permanent and devastating consequences to both the individual accused and the victims of such crimes. The state of Illinois takes domestic violence very seriously and has strict laws pertaining to such offenses. A person charged with domestic violence should contact an attorney to ensure they are well informed of the legal process and potential outcomes and consequences for such offense.
- A charge of felony domestic violence, also known as Aggravated Domestic Battery, may result if the person charged causes great bodily injury, disfigurement, or permanent disability to the victim.
- A charge of Aggravated Domestic Battery may result in prison time and substantial Court fines.
- Misdemeanor Domestic Battery may result in jail time as well.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime of domestic violence or are the victim of domestic violence, you should contact an attorney immediately to ensure that you know your rights and receive a favorable outcome.
If you have any questions regarding Illinois Domestic Violence laws, please contact our office at (309)-662-5084.