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Illinois Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Chicago Spousal Abuse Lawyer

In Illinois, a domestic battery charge is an offense that can harm you in many ways beyond the charge itself. Regardless of whether the alleged victim of the abuse wants to prosecute, you will need a lawyer because the state's attorney will prosecute. How you deal with a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence arrest, or charges of child abuse, can impact you in criminal court, civil court, and family court. It can affect family relationships for years to come. Make sure you have a defense lawyer who will listen to you and help you limit the consequences of your arrest. Contact Chicago domestic violence lawyers at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.

We represent clients in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, including cities in DuPage County, Will County and Kane County. We regularly practice in the criminal courts in Chicago, Wheaton, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview and St. Charles, Illinois. Our familiarity with the criminal courts and the order of protection process allows us to best represent you.


Domestic battery is defined as the unlawful touching or harming of a member of the family, a member of your household, a person you are dating, or a person you have a domestic relationship with (the other parent of your child, for example).

Can you fight the charges? Yes. Tell your domestic battery lawyer exactly what happened. What occurred, when, and how? How did the arrest happen? The resolution of this case may have lasting repercussions.

  • You could be convicted and placed on probation or face another type of sentence such as conditional discharge.
  • Your arrest could affect custody or visitation rights. It could also affect your rights and obligations in a divorce case.
  • You may also need to defend a civil Order of Protection against you.
  • Depending on circumstances, a domestic violence arrest may result in a lesser charge which is expungeable.
  • Court supervision is not a possible sentence to Domestic Battery.

Located near major expressways and the Oak Brook Center Mall in Oak Brook, Illinois, our domestic violence defense lawyers represent clients in DuPage County, Will County, Kane County and Cook County, Illinois.

For quality, affordable legal services, contact our criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. We will protect your rights!

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.

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  • Know the TRUTH:  You will discuss the nature of the charges filed (or about to be filed) against you with an attorney who speaks plainly and does not use legal-ease.
  • Realize more OPTIONS:  We work for you as a team to defend your rights.  Our ability to see all sides of an issue is not an accident.
  • Budget your MONEY: Legal fees are always discussed upfront so there are no surprises.
  • Expand the POSSIBILITIES:  You will receive an honest opinion as to what we think are the available defenses at a trial, what plea bargains are likely to be offered, and what is likely to happen in the event of conviction.
  • Enjoy the CONVENIENCE: You may have a free initial consultation over the phone or in our office.


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    1200 Harger Rd., Suite 706, Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630) 472-9700
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