Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C.

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Joliet Domestic Violence Attorney

Joliet Domestic Violence Attorneys

Joliet Lawyers for Criminal Defense Matters

Domestic violence charges are unique from most other criminal charges because they specifically involve family members. This provides an added emotional component to what are already very serious charges. At the Law Offices of Tedone and Morton, P.C., we understand the sensitive nature of domestic violence charges as well as the very high stakes involved. Our attorneys work closely with you to protect your rights and interests and preserve your family relationships wherever possible.

Experienced Defense in Domestic Violence Cases

There are many different types of domestic violence. In Illinois, individuals can be charged with domestic violence if they are accused of causing bodily harm (or the threat of bodily harm) to anyone in their family or household. These charges can include:

  • Domestic Battery
  • Domestic Assault
  • Stalking
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Violation of an Order of Protection or Restraining Order

The penalties for domestic violence convictions can range from probation to prison time. If a weapon is involved, these charges can become "aggravated" and may result in substantial penalties. Domestic violence convictions cannot be expunged in Illinois, and you may not be able to keep or obtain a FOID card to own a firearm. Additionally, non-citizens risk deportation if they are convicted on a domestic violence charge.

No matter what the circumstances of your arrest, our attorneys are prepared to offer an effective defense. We are skilled trial attorneys and negotiators who fight aggressively to secure the best possible outcome for our clients. With proper criminal defense representation, many domestic violence charges, particularly first offenses, are dismissed or result in court supervision. Our goal is always to minimize the consequences you will face.

If you or a loved one is charged with domestic violence, contact us to inquire about a free consultation to discuss your case. We handle cases in Plainfield, Joliet and throughout Will County, Grundy County, Kendall County, and beyond.

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