Domestic Violence Charges
Although each case is unique, most domestic violence cases fall into two types. The first includes serious instances of abuse and violence. The second involves misunderstandings that temporarily get out of control. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, a conviction can result in serious consequences that compromise your personal and professional life.
Helping Good People Through A Bad Situation
It’s an all-too-common scenario: an evening out, you both have a few drinks, and suddenly a small argument escalates into a physical altercation. Although there may have been mistakes on both sides, in many cases neither party wants to pursue charges. As your lawyer, I can explain your options, advise you on how to proceed, negotiate on your behalf with the prosecution and defend your rights should your case go to trial.
You Have Plenty To Lose From A Domestic Assault Charge
The state of Illinois often zealously pursues domestic abuse cases in the hope of better protecting victims. In some instances, however, a domestic violence charge is used as a method of maliciously damaging the life, career and reputation of another. Even if you have never been charged with anything besides a speeding ticket, being accused or convicted of domestic violence can follow you for the rest of your life.
Repercussions of domestic violence charges include:
- Significant fines
- Eviction from your home (shared residence)
- Criminal penalties, including jail sentences
- A conviction affecting child custody or alimony
- Loss of certain privileges such as the ability to own a firearm or possess a concealed carry permit
- You could have a protective order filed against you.
Protect Your Freedom And Reputation With A Strong Defense
Take immediate action after accusations of domestic violence. At Nick Kujawa, Attorney at Law, I represent individuals in Belleville, in St. Clair County and throughout southern Illinois in a variety of criminal defense matters.
Call 618-589-1721 or toll free at 800-546-2308 to discuss your case during a free initial consultation. You can also send me an email by filling out an online contact form to receive a prompt response.