Domestic Violence Accusations
Bloomington Criminal Defense Attorneys
A violent crime can be escalated if its alleged victim personally knows
or lives with the perpetrator. This is known as domestic violence, and
it can carry penalties much greater than an identical crime carried out
against a victim who is not a family or household member.
Familial roles of the victim that can trigger a domestic violence accusation include:
- Spouse (current or ex)
- Anyone with a blood relation (parents, children, etc.)
- Roommates (current or recent)
- Lovers, romantic interests, and fiancés
- Anyone who shares a child with offender
- Caregivers or in-home caretakers
If any of the aforementioned people have accused you of committing a crime
that harmed or was against them, you must be aware that your rights have
already been significantly diminished. You need to act quickly if you
want to fight for them and keep your reputation intact. Call Johnson Law Group at
309.565.8825 today to request a
free initial consultation with our Bloomington criminal defense lawyers.
Orders of Protection Used Offensively
Domestic violence accusations are unique to most other criminal cases because
they permit the accuser to immediately seek out an order of protection
against the alleged offender. There is no need for any trial or legal
process to be completed before they can decide to get an order of protection,
or a restraining order, effectively allowing them to damage the accused’s
reputation without any chance to defend themselves. Some orders of protection
can be contested in court but others cannot, known as emergency orders
of protection. These are granted when the petitioner claims that immediate
harm will come to them if the alleged abuser discovers they sought administrative
If someone files an order of protection against you, you may have to:
- Stay a certain distance away from them.
- Leave your shared residence.
- Surrender your firearms to the police.
- See your shared children under specified circumstances.
No-Cost, No-Obligation Case Evaluations are Available
Domestic violence accusations have become notorious for being based on
falsified claims, sheer exaggerations, or simple misunderstandings. When
you let our Bloomington criminal defense attorneys review and handle your
case, we can thoroughly analyze your claims to identify any information
being used by the prosecution that could be exploited to your advantage.
We will not back down for any reason because we know your future is on the line.
Time is of the essence when a protection order could be heading your way.
Contact us today.