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Komie and Associates

Chicago Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Peoria domestic abuse defense lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney Assisting Clients Charged With Domestic Abuse

While allegations of domestic violence should be taken seriously, there are many cases in which people are falsely accused of these crimes. This is a sadly common occurrence during divorce, with divorcing spouses making these accusations in an attempt to gain an advantage in disputes over matters such as child custody.

A charge of domestic violence can have serious, life-long consequences that extend beyond fines, probation, and jail time, affecting your personal relationships, your parental rights, and your ability to hold certain jobs. If you have been accused of domestic violence or domestic abuse, you need a skilled, dedicated attorney who will protect your rights and aggressively advocate for your best interests in court.

Defenses Against Domestic Violence Accusations

Attorney Stephen M. Komie has over 40 years of experience litigating criminal defense cases, and he understands the sensitive nature of domestic violence charges. The attorneys of Komie and Associates will examine the facts of your case and determine the best approach for your defense. Some common defenses in these matters include:

  • Insufficient or inconsistent evidence - If there is a lack of evidence that the alleged abuse occurred, or if there are any inconsistencies in the accuser's testimony, police reports, or medical records, the case may be dismissed.
  • False allegations - If you have an alibi that proves you were not present at the time and place the alleged abuse occurred, or if you can otherwise show that the accusations were fabricated, then the charges may be dropped.
  • Mental illness or substance abuse - If the accuser has a history of mental illness or substance abuse, their accusations may be called into question, especially if there is a lack of evidence supporting their claims.
  • Self-defense or defense of others - It is legal to use force to defend yourself against harm from someone else. If you can demonstrate that the alleged abusive actions were made in self-defense or to defend others from harm (such as children), the charges may be dropped.

A Dedicated Defense Lawyer On Your Side

If you have been charged with domestic violence or domestic abuse, you should contact the offices of Komie and Associates as soon as possible. We will thoroughly investigate your case, gathering the relevant facts and evidence and determining your best options as you seek an acquittal or dismissal of the charges. Contact an Illinois domestic violence defense attorney today at 312-263-2800 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Peoria, Rock Island, Quincy, Springfield, Elizabethtown, Belleville, and throughout Illinois and the United States.

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