Domestic Violence Allegations Are Personal – And Critical
Domestic violence is a very serious matter in Illinois. If convicted, you face the real possibility of jail time, a heavy fine and loss of other rights. You would also lose your right to possess a firearm.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need a strong advocate who will work hard to protect your rights and your future. The law firm of Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law tenaciously defends people accused of domestic violence charges. We understand the severe effect that a conviction in such cases can have on the lives of our clients. Our Cook County domestic violence lawyers will provide vigorous, results-oriented representation designed to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
Why Domestic Violence Cases Require Urgent Defense
In many cases, a person accused of domestic violence faces numerous obstacles to obtaining fair treatment in the criminal justice system. The American culture preconditions prosecutors and the general public to sympathize with the alleged victims of domestic violence – even when those supposed victims exaggerate or make false claims of domestic abuse.
Most domestic battery cases in Illinois are charged as a Class A misdemeanor, which can result in probation or a sentence of imprisonment for up to one year. The existence of a prior domestic battery conviction or aggravating circumstances can result in Class 4 or Class 2 felony charge, carrying more severe penalties.
Prosecutors do not hesitate to increase the charges in domestic violence cases, and they often press charges even when the accuser no longer wishes to pursue the matter any further. Legal help may be essential to ensure your full protection.
Representation In Civil Orders Of Protection Hearings
In addition to defending people charged with criminal domestic violence, attorney Michael E. Baker represents people in family law matters. Because of this, Mr. Baker is sensitive to the uniquely personal nature of domestic violence cases and how they can affect other family members as well as the accused.
If you have been served with an emergency order of protection, you have the right to contest the issuance of a permanent order in a civil hearing. Michael E. Baker can represent you in this hearing, presenting evidence in your favor and trying to prevent a Plenary Order.
Get A Free Consultation With Our Lawyers
Contact Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law through this website or at 312-782-4640 to discuss a domestic assault case with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Baker can meet with you at the firm’s offices in Evanston or downtown Chicago, or at another location.