Domestic battery is a serious crime in the state of Illinois, and if you’re convicted, you could be looking at extremely harsh consequences (domestic battery can be a misdemeanor or felony in Illinois).
That’s why your attorney will focus his efforts on developing a domestic violence defense strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.
What Goes Into a Domestic Violence Defense Strategy?
A solid domestic violence defense strategy contains several elements, but remember, no two cases are the same. What works in one person’s situation won’t necessarily work in another; circumstances are never exactly the same.
However, here’s what your lawyer will look at:
- What evidence does the prosecution have? Your attorney will review police reports and other documents, ask you several questions, and may even talk to others who witnessed the alleged event to find out what the prosecutor is planning to use against you. Remember, you don’t have to prove your innocence—the prosecutor has to prove your guilt. That’s why it’s so important for your lawyer to find out exactly what evidence that the prosecutor has.
- How can you support your side of the story? Do you have witnesses who were there when the alleged incident took place? Does the person who accused you have any proof other than “he-said, she-said” accusations?
- How does Illinois law apply in your case? Would you be guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony if the evidence proved that you were guilty at all? Does the person accusing you of domestic battery even fall into a category that this law governs? Was what you did—or didn’t do—illegal under Illinois domestic battery laws?
Do You Need to Talk to a Domestic Battery Defense Lawyer?
If you need to talk to a domestic battery defense lawyer who can come up with a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome, call us right away at 847-920-4540 for your free case evaluation. We may be able to help.