Family and household members in domestic battery cases - Chicago domestic battery defense

Domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery only apply to family or household members in the state of Illinois, but who counts as a family member or household member?

Family Members in Domestic Battery Cases in Illinois

  • Blood relatives
  • Children
  • Former spouses
  • Parents
  • People related by present or prior marriage
  • People who have (or allegedly have) a child in common, or people who share (or allegedly share) a blood relationship through a child
  • Spouses
  • Stepchildren

Household Members in Domestic Battery Cases in Illinois

  • People who have (or have had) a dating relationship
  • People who have (or have had) an engagement relationship
  • People who share (or formerly shared) a common dwelling
  • People with disabilities and their personal assistance and caregivers

What if You’re Accused of Domestic Battery or Aggravated Domestic Battery?

Each of these crimes is very serious and could end up being permanent additions to your criminal record. If a court convicts you of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, you could end up spending time behind bars.

For most people, it makes sense to work with a domestic battery defense attorney in Rolling Meadows, Skokie or Chicago. Whether you intend to plead not guilty in a domestic battery case, you’ve been accused of domestic violence as part of a divorce case, or you were defending yourself when you were the victim of domestic battery, working with a lawyer can help you get the best possible outcome.

Your lawyer will be there to answer your questions, argue on your behalf in court, and help you with the outcome. In many cases, lawyers are able to negotiate with prosecutors for lesser charges (but remember, there’s no way to predict the outcome of any case).

Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Domestic Battery Charges in Chicago?

If you’ve been accused of domestic battery in Chicago or the surrounding communities, we may be able to help you.

Call us at 847-920-4540 for a free domestic battery case review. We’ll talk about your situation and answer your questions, and we can begin developing a defense strategy once we have all the facts.

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