If you’ve been charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, or if you’re served with an order of protection, you’re not alone. About 13 percent of all admissions in the Cook County Jail are for domestic battery charges – and those charges make up more than 40 percent of all bookings for violent crime.
Domestic battery causing bodily harm is the eighth most common cause for arrest in Chicago. Unfortunately, many people attempt to defend themselves or relying on a public defender – but with the consequences possible after a conviction, that can be a serious mistake.
The Law Offices of M. Fakhoury LLC represents clients in domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery cases across Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs. We can also represent you in both civil and criminal orders of protections.
Domestic Battery, Aggravated Domestic Battery & Orders of Protection
An aggravated domestic battery conviction is a Class 2 felony. A judge could sentence you to up to 7 years in prison. However, if you have been convicted of another aggravated domestic battery charge, you could spend up to 14 years in prison.
An order of protection, which is commonly referred to as a personal protection order, can prevent you from entering your own home, visiting your children or even stop you from taking other actions that the judge deems necessary.
Do You Need Help with These Charges?
If someone accuses you of domestic battery, it’s best to contact an attorney in Chicago as soon as possible. This is important, even if you’re completely innocent.
The same is true if a judge signs an order of protection that prevents you from going about your everyday activities.
If you need help, call our offices at 847-920-4540 or contact us online. We can help you through this.
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Mr. Fakhoury represented me on an alleged DV case. The case itself was bogus from the beginning. Even with false reports and lying on the stand Matt was still able to fight and get me a Not Guilt. Matt was extremely responsive regardless of the time of day. He kept me in the loop at all times and explained what was going on. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Matt defended me in a Domestic Battery case. From the beginning, he was honest, open and believed in my innocence and character. He was responsive and very connected in the Rolling Meadows court system. His demeanor was professional and thorough. The outcome was a dismissal and Matt will be handling the expungement from this point as I look forward to having my name and record completely cleared. I would highly recommend Matt as a superior defense attorney to anyone.
Domestic violence is a serious problem for everyone involved. Our goal at the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury LLC is to resolve the complicated issues surrounding domestic abuse efficiently and effectively for men, women and children, and particularly for those falsely accused of domestic abuse.