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Domestic Violence/Domestic Battery


A domestic violence conviction carries severe repercussions. In addition to a criminal record, you could be looking at jail time and $2,500 in fines. You may also be subject to an oppressive restraining order that prevents you from seeing your children or reconciling with your spouse or partner.

Dedicated Advocacy In DuPage, Kane And Cook Counties

The accomplished legal team at Martin & Kent, L.L.C., can help if you have been accused of spousal abuse or domestic battery. We have resolved thousands of criminal cases as former prosecutors and as criminal defense lawyers, and we can apply that experience in building your defense.

We have a 96 percent dismissal rate in domestic battery cases.
The sooner we can intervene in your case, the better your chances for avoiding criminal sanctions and working things out. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Is Domestic Violence?

An individual can be charged with domestic battery in Illinois for harming:

  • A spouse or live-in partner
  • A dating partner
  • A family member
  • The parent of one's child
  • A cohabitant (roommate) or other household member

An accusation of domestic violence can lead to legal trouble on many fronts:

(1) Criminal charges of domestic battery

(2) A court order (order of protection/restraining order/no-contact order)

(3) Criminal charges of violating an order of protection

(4) Allegations of abuse in divorce or custody proceedings

For these reasons, we urge you to consult our lawyers at the earliest possibility. We can fight the allegations of battery and fight the continuance of a restrictive protection order.

Choose Your Defense Attorney Carefully

The state will NOT automatically dismiss your case if the victim declines to press charges or does not show up for court.

Prosecutors are reluctant to dismiss charges when there is evidence of abuse. However, it is common that the victim does not want the spouse, partner or family member prosecuted. We have a high rate of getting charges dismissed in appropriate cases where the charges are unfounded or the parties want to put this episode behind them.

Never represent yourself in these scenarios. With your reputation, freedom and even your ability to see your children at stake, choose a lawyer with the experience and credibility necessary to protect you effectively.

For a free initial consultation, contact Martin & Kent, L.L.C. today. We practice in DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County, with offices in Wheaton and Naperville.