Assault, Battery And Domestic Violence
Instances of alleged assault and battery — especially domestic violence — are some of the most heated situations imaginable.
So many arrests and charges begin as misunderstandings or the result of arguments that suddenly turn physical. An arrest is almost certain once the police are called, and the government will often pursue charges in order to "make a statement."
Being charged with a crime in Illinois can be an intimidating experience, but it does not have to end in jail time and a lifetime record as a criminal. I have spent the past 15 years fighting on behalf of my Southern Illinois clients. I focus on criminal defense exclusively because I am passionate about standing up for people when the government accuses them of criminal activity, and if you or a loved one is facing these charges, I want to put my experience and reputation for results to use for you, too.
Charges Have Been Filed. Now, Get An Aggressive Lawyer On Your Side.
A conviction of assault, battery or domestic violence can impact your life in more ways than you might think.
Most people think first — and only — about the fines and jail time that are associated with a criminal conviction. But the consequences can go much further than that. A conviction on charges of domestic violence can impact your rights as a parent and a record of any of these crimes can impact your ability to own a gun or even get a job.
My years of experience have given me the ability to quickly see holes in the government's case when it accuses my clients of criminal behavior. I carefully analyze the testimony of eyewitnesses and the statements of the accuser himself or herself. And if the government has made any mistakes in its work, I will immediately find a way to use these to benefit my clients.