Cook and DuPage County Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic Violence Lawyer in Oak Brook, Schaumburg and Chicago, Illinois
Arguments between family members occur often and for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, arguments escalate to the point where authorities are called to the scene to help diffuse the situation. And many times, an arrest is made. Mr. Moretti has been defending clients charged or falsely accused of domestic violence for 19 years in Cook and DuPage County. He has represented boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, children, and siblings. He has obtained verdicts of not guilty, has gotten numerous cases dismissed, and has had a great deal of success convincing the prosecution to amend charges down to simple battery to make his clients eligible for court supervision.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is considered a type of battery, where there is an intentional causing of bodily harm to a family or household member, or by making physical contact in an insulting or provocative way with a family or household member. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act defines a relationship as between:
- Spouses or former spouses;
- Persons who are currently or who were dating;
- A parent or stepparent and a child;
- Parents who have children in common;
- Family members related through blood; and
- Disabled or elderly adults and their caregiver.
Domestic violence charges may include battery, aggravated domestic battery, violating a temporary restraining order, telephone harassment, or stalking. Each one carries with it the possibility of jail time, counseling, and a hefty fine. Anyone who pleas to, or is found guilty of domestic battery, cannot receive court supervision, even if it is a misdemeanor, and it is someone’s first offense. Domestic violence crimes can be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the facts and circumstances of a given case.
Contact a Domestic Violence Attorney
Whether you just lost your temper, made a decision in the heat of the moment, or are being falsely accused of spousal or child abuse due to the other party seeking revenge, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience of handling domestic violence cases to fight for your rights. Mr. Moretti will work to get you the most favorable result possible.
Contact Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for a complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook.