Domestic Violence Is Not A Trivial Matter
Domestic violence is a serious offense in Illinois. One call to law enforcement can turn a minor domestic dispute into your worst nightmare. The consequences you could face if convicted include:
- Jail time
- Disrupted family life
- Child custody problems
- A criminal record
- Loss of Second Amendment rights
If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is in your best interests to seek the help of an attorney. A knowledgeable defense lawyer in your corner during such a stressful time can ease your mind and help protect your future.
Whether the accusations against you are true or false, the Wheaton law firm of Fawell & Fawell can help you. Let attorney Alex Fawell fight to protect your interests. You can count on him to passionately champion your rights and seek the best outcome possible under the facts of the case.
What If The Accusations Are True?
Maybe you lost your temper and took things too far. A heated argument led to a shove or a slap, and the next thing you know, you’re in handcuffs and there is a restraining order against you.
The state still must prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Domestic battery cases are often “he said, she said” cases. In the event of a trial, Mr. Fawell will put his abilities to work to convince a judge or jury of your innocence. If you just want to get the whole thing over with, he will negotiate a plea bargain to minimize the penalties you face. Just because you may be guilty doesn’t mean you must accept unreasonably harsh consequences.
What If The Accusations Are False?
Being falsely accused of domestic violence is unfortunate, but all too common. Sometimes one spouse will accuse the other of domestic abuse simply to gain custody of the children, or sometimes an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend will file charges out of spite.
Let Mr. Fawell unearth the real facts and present your side of the story. You deserve to be heard.