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Sometimes a heated argument between significant others, family members and close friends can escalate into a physical confrontation. Unfortunately, these type of misunderstandings can lead to arrests due to impulse and panic.
If you have been arrested for domestic battery, it's imperative to seek legal representation from an experienced Arlington Heights criminal attorney. At Ahmad Law Firm, we are passionate about defending people when law enforcement accuses them of a crime over an argument.
Domestic Battery Penalties
According to Illinois law, there are two types of domestic battery charges. First, domestic battery is when a person intentionally or knowingly inflicts physical harm to a family member, as well as insulting and demonstrating provocative physical contact with a loved one against their will. Second, aggravated domestic battery involves physical harm so devastating that it disfigures or disables the victim.
The following are the penalties associated with both charges:
Domestic Battery – Class A misdemeanor
- Jail sentence of one year
- Fine of up to $2,500
Aggravated Domestic Battery – Class 2 felony
- Maximum prison sentence of seven years
- Fine of up to $25,000
There are a few situations which can increase the punishments of domestic violence, including:
- Previous domestic battery conviction
- Previous felony convictions
- If a child/children were present during the situation
- If a restraining order was in place at the time
Have a Former Prosecutor On Your Side
As a former prosecutor, our founding attorney has the extensive insight of the Illinois laws and proceedings from both sides of the courtroom. He has previously helped many clients under these circumstances and can provide you with the aggressive and customized defense necessary to have the charges reduced or dropped.