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We Advocate Assertively For Those Accused Of Assault

Domestic disputes are among the most common type of complaint that Illinois police respond to. When an argument between spouses or other parties who know each other becomes heated, one thing can lead to another and suddenly police are called and an arrest is made.

At the office of Clay J. Mitchell, Attorney at Law, I represent individuals who face domestic assault charges or any other assault charge. These cases frequently come down to the different stories told by the parties involved. I understand the nuances that can be the difference between a case going to trial and one being dismissed or otherwise resolved without going to court.

Understanding The Seriousness Of Domestic Assault Charges

Too often, individuals who are arrested for domestic assault fail to realize the serious consequences that can result. Depending upon the facts of the case, an assault charge can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Illinois law states that physical violence is not necessary for assault to occur. Any conduct that reasonably places another person in fear of physical harm

If you are convicted of assault — domestic or otherwise — you may face jail time and stiff penalties. A domestic battery conviction will remain on your public record indefinitely, which may negatively impact your current employment or future career possibilities. Even before you are convicted, there may be protective order issued that prevents you from living in your home and being with your family.

Domestic violence is a serious problem that affects many Illinois households. However, many accusations of domestic assault prove to be false accusations by a vengeful spouse or former partner. It is important to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer like myself if you face assault charges or even if you have been questioned in relation to an assault.

Prompt Action Is Vital

It is important to reach out to a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately if you are arrested for any type of assault. From my office in Wauconda, I represent clients throughout Lake County and beyond. Call 847-584-3979 or use my online contact form to schedule a consultation. I respond to all messages promptly. I will review the facts of your case and recommend a course of action.