DuPage County Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys
Lawyers for Chicagoland Clients Accused of Domestic Violence
Allegations of violence against a spouse or other member in your household are extremely serious. In addition to the damaging impact such actions can have on your family relationships, a conviction on charges of domestic violence carries severe criminal penalties as well. With many years of experience on all sides of domestic violence cases, the attorneys at the Davi Law Group are equipped to assist you in your situation.
Founding attorney Dion U. Davi and associate attorney Pierina "Rina" Infelise have each previously served as Assistant State’s Attorneys, which has allowed them to accumulate a vast knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the law. In addition, decades of combined private practice experience have helped our entire team grasp the true sensitive nature of domestic violence charges. We have represented hundreds of men and women, including those seeking protection from domestic violence, as well as those who have been accused of such actions. Let us put our skill and resources to work for you.
Legal Counsel for Illinois Domestic Violence Cases
It is an unfortunate reality that unfounded allegations of domestic violence frequently surface in contentious family law matters. If this has happened to you, you most likely realize the difficulties such accusations can present in maintaining contact with your children and navigating the divorce process. In some situations, however, casual allegations can turn into formal charges, a case in which the stakes are much higher. Beyond family challenges, you may then be facing criminal prosecution and, if convicted, possible prison sentences or costly fines.
Under Illinois law, domestic battery and other types of domestic violence are defined as acts of violence against a family or household member. Statutorily, this includes:
- A current or former spouse;
- A parent, child, stepchild, or other relative by blood or marriage;
- A person with whom you have a child;
- A person with whom you currently share or previously shared a home; or
- A romantic partner.
Domestic violence laws are also designed to protect those with disabilities from abuse by their caregivers.
Reliable, Sensitive Domestic Violence Attorneys
Criminal charges for domestic violence are much more serious than a relatively simple restraining order or order of protection. In addition to the required separation imposed by such orders, criminal charges carry punitive consequences and a permanent criminal history if you are convicted.
Domestic battery, the least serious domestic violence charges, is prosecutable as a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense, and potentially a Class 4 felony based on your history. While the misdemeanor offense is serious, with a maximum prison sentence of up to a year and a fine of up to $2,500, a felony charge carries up to six years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
Call Us at 630-580-6373 Today
At the Davi Law Group, we understand that your case depends upon the facts. Our attorneys are prepared to conduct a full investigation into your situation, so that we can build an effective, responsible defense. When necessary, we will explore all avenues of relief, so that you can move forward with your life with minimal negative impact to your future.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, contact us to schedule a consultation. One of our qualified legal professionals will meet with you to answer your questions, explain your options, and help you decide how best to proceed. The Davi Law Group is proud to serve the needs of clients in DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook, and Kendall Counties