If you’ve been accused of domestic battery in the state of Illinois, it is possible to win your case—but because every case is different, and because each case has its own details, there’s no way to guarantee your case’s outcome ahead of time.
Factors That Affect the Outcome of Your Domestic Battery Case
Several factors affect the outcome of any domestic battery case, including whether or not the person who’s accused—the defendant—is innocent or guilty. (Naturally, everyone is considered innocent until they’re proven guilty in court.)
Another factor? The strength of the prosecution’s evidence against you.
It’s not your job to prove that you’re innocent.
It’s the prosecutor’s job to prove that you’re guilty.
Your attorney’s job is to protect your rights, and while doing so, he will examine the prosecutor’s evidence against you and look for ways to show the judge or jury that the evidence is tainted, incorrect, or misleading.
Ways to “Win” a Domestic Battery Case
The legal terminology is a bit different than what you may have heard, but your lawyer will work hard to get you the best possible outcome on your domestic battery case.
You may consider it a “win” if you receive a Not Guilty verdict in a domestic battery case or have your domestic battery charges dismissed.
In order for your lawyer to get you the best possible outcome, you’ll need to do a few things, including:
- Be completely honest with your lawyer. Even if you’re uncomfortable answering your lawyer’s questions, do so honestly and to the best of your ability. Your lawyer can’t defend what he doesn’t know, which is why it’s so important that your answers are thorough and truthful.
- Give your lawyer supporting documentation. If you have documentation that supports your side of the story, or if you have any other documentation that your lawyer asks, bring it in (or email it, call with it, or send it by mail) as quickly as possible.
Do You Need to Talk to a Chicago Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer?
Call us at 847-920-4540 for a free domestic violence defense case evaluation. We’ll look at the circumstances of your case and start formulating the defense that gets you the best possible outcome right away.