Over the last 20 years domestic violence law has become a specialty unto itself. While still generally charged as a misdemeanor, the law has been amended to include felony charges such as stalking.
In almost every domestic violence case, an order of protection is issued that can be used to instantly deprive a person of his children, home, clothes and car. In the state of Illinois, the legislature has seen fit to increase the minimum sentence for domestic battery. Any plea or conviction to a charge of domestic battery results in a minimum sentence of conditional discharge – a permanent notation on one's criminal record.
Make sure you have a strong criminal defense attorney on your side if you have been charged with domestic violence in Illinois.
An Experienced Attorney Will Make A Difference In Your Case
A conviction for domestic violence is one that employers take seriously and may use as grounds to deny employment. Albukerk & Associates has tried nearly 100 domestic violence cases. Nick Albukerk has gathered the 911 recordings that proved there was no fear on the part of the "victim." Nick Albukerk has gathered the old police reports that proved the "victim" had a history of being the aggressor. Nick Albukerk has gone to the jail and taken the pictures that proved that his client, the defendant, was actually the victim.
The police always suspect men are at fault when often there is a fight among equally participating adults. Police regulations and General Orders now demand that someone be arrested whenever there is evidence of a domestic violence incident. A domestic battery charge can mean your job, your house; your children can be taken from you. That is why it is important to have an advocate next to you who knows how to protect your rights.
Albukerk & Associates is the aggressive firm that will protect you from the state's assumption of your guilt. Call 773-234-8923, or contact us online today for a free consultation.