In the state of Illinois, you can be charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery against a parent or stepparent. Further, a parent or stepparent can get an order of protection against you—and if that happens, you’ll be subject to the same penalties and restrictions that you would be if you were charged with abusing your spouse in a domestic violence case.
For most people, it’s best to get in touch with a domestic violence defense lawyer in Chicago.
Domestic Battery Toward a Parent or Stepparent
The list of family and household members that “count” when it comes to domestic battery includes:
- Blood-related family members
- Current roommates
- Elderly adults and caregivers
- Disabled adults and caregivers
- Former roommates
- Individuals related by blood through a child
- Parents and children
- Stepparents and children
Common Domestic Battery Charges Involving Parents and Their Children
Many adult children are charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery when it comes to their parents. Often, these cases arise when arguments spiral out of control.
Remember, if police are called to your home for a suspected domestic violence incident, they’re most likely going to arrest someone or have one party at least leave the home.
If you’re asked to leave the home, you can’t go back 10 minutes later and get a change of clothes, grab a few essentials, or re-start the confrontation with your parent (or child, if it’s the other way around).
Further, if the other party gets an order of protection against you, you’ll be subject to whatever restrictions the judge orders. You may be required to participate in anger counseling, to stay away from the home, and avoid any contact with the other party until you’ve had your day in court.
Accused of Domestic Violence Against a Parent or Stepparent?
If you’ve been accused of—or charged with—domestic violence against a parent or stepparent, you may want to get in touch with a domestic violence defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your Chicago domestic defense lawyer will be able to explain the charges and the possible consequences you’re facing, and he’ll begin to develop a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.
Your attorney may even be able to ask the judge to reverse the order of protection or change the stipulations in the one he or she has already issued.
We can help you.
Call us at 847-920-4540 for your free domestic violence defense consultation right away. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can begin building a strategy to defend you against allegations of domestic violence.