Domestic Battery Defense And Order of Protection Violations Attorneys
When a person is accused of committing an act of violence or intimidation against a spouse, child, or another member of his or her family, the accusation is extremely serious. Domestic battery and other types of domestic abuse can significantly affect family stability and interpersonal relationships. False or overstated allegations of violent behavior, however, can often be just as damaging. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, our attorneys have worked with families facing domestic violence concerns of all different types. We realize that charges of domestic battery can result in severe criminal penalties, and we can provide the skilled guidance you need.
Defense Attorneys for Domestic Battery Charges in DuPage and the Surrounding Counties
Attorney Audriana Anderson is a former DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney who spent more than 20 years prosecuting crimes in Northern Illinois, including many domestic battery cases. Now in private practice as a defense attorney, she understands that when the police are dispatched to a domestic violence call, someone is likely to be arrested. Whether the person who gets arrested is actually the aggressor is often a different a story. The “zero-tolerance” policy often used by law enforcement frequently means that an officer will make an arrest first and let the court worry about the details later.
Even if charges are never filed, an arrest can create the impression that a person is an abuser. If charges are filed, prosecutors, the police, and the general public often assume a suspect is guilty, possibly compromising his or her legal and constitutional rights. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, we believe that every defendant is innocent until proven guilty, and we understand the importance of protecting personal and professional reputations. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, call us first.
Dealing with Orders of Protection
Domestic violence can take many forms, and physical abuse is just one example. It also includes threats, harassment, intimidation, stalking, and sexual assault. Illinois law makes orders of protection available to those who have suffered such abuse or who may be in danger of being abused.
When an order of protection is issued against you, it could severely limit your rights and personal freedoms, and compliance is critical. Even a single violation of an order of protection could result in criminal charges, the loss of additional freedoms, and restrictions on your parental rights. The lawyers at Anderson Attorneys & Advisors know that courts and prosecutors are aggressive in the prosecution of domestic violence. When you choose our firm, we will defend you just as aggressively.
Schedule an Initial Appointment
To learn more about our firm and how we can help when you are facing charges of domestic battery or have had an order of protection issued against you, contact our office. Call 630-877-5800 for a confidential initial consultation with a member of our team today. Located in Wheaton, IL, we represent clients in Warrenville, Winfield, West Chicago, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.