Being accused of domestic violence can seriously impact your future. You may be facing possible fines, time in jail or imprisonment, community service or probation. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, get advice from a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
At Wright Law Office, we fight domestic violence charges in order to protect your future. Call our office in Bloomington at 309-663-7200 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
Working To Reduce The Consequences Of A Spousal Abuse Charge
If you have been arrested for domestic violence, it is likely you will spend a night in jail and pay a fine. Your spouse (or significant other) may have filed a “no contact” order, keeping you from speaking with him or her. Under an order of protection, you are forbidden to even be near your home, much less enter it to retrieve your belongings.
If you are convicted of domestic battery, there can be serious consequences. In addition to possible jail time, imprisonment or probation, you may have to attend a six-month long anger management class. If you have children, your custody and visitation rights could be adversely impacted. If you enjoy hunting, a domestic violence charge can result in the loss of your FOID card — for the rest of your life.
With an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney on your side, we can work to reduce these charges or possibly have them dismissed altogether.
Building A Strong Defense
When developing a defense for a domestic violence case, we look at every angle. We examine police reports, interview witnesses, consider the history of those involved and put together the best legal defense strategy for each individual situation. Some of the questions we explore are:
- Did the police have probable cause to make the arrest?
- What evidence was collected and how was it obtained?
- Was the accused acting in self-defense?
- Was the “violence” actually an accident?
- Are you being falsely accused?
Contact A Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer
At Wright Law Office, we work closely with clients, explaining your legal options, developing defense strategies and maintaining communication with you throughout the legal process. If you have been accused of domestic violence or spousal abuse, call 309-663-7200 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.