Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence charges can originate in a variety of ways. In some cases, a person becomes drunk or aggressive, or simply makes things up. In other cases, a divorce or breakup can lead to accusations of violence, whether real or imagined. Most of the time, a call to the police is what triggers criminal charges.
Share Your Side Of The Story
If you are facing accusations of domestic violence, it is in your best interests to make sure your interests are protected. It is never a good idea to speak to the police, or with anyone, about potential allegations other than an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Good people can find themselves in difficult situations, but an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you to protect your rights.
Any criminal charge involving violence needs to be taken seriously. A conviction for a violent offense, such as battery and assault charges, can have lifelong consequences and cannot be removed from your record through expungement. When allegations of violence involve a family or household member, domestic violence charges may be filed. At The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, we fight domestic battery charges vigorously and make sure your side of the story is heard.
Act Quickly To Protect Your Rights
After an allegation of domestic violence, it is important to move quickly to protect your rights. We will work vigorously to safeguard your reputation.
A conviction for domestic violence can have a tremendous adverse impact on many aspects of your life, including potential future job opportunities, housing or financial matters. Similarly, a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence in state court can adversely impact your Second Amendment right to bear arms under Federal law. These consequences, over and above what a judge may impose at sentencing, may be more than you want to bear over a misunderstanding — or as the result of a domestic squabble where both parties were involved.
Experienced Help To Defend Against Domestic Violence Charges
Contact The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, at 618-307-4192 to schedule a free consultation with an Edwardsville domestic violence lawyer. All phone calls are returned the same day, even outside of regular business hours. The law firm is conveniently located within walking distance of the Edwardsville, Illinois, courthouse. Evening and weekend appointments are available.