Domestic Battery

Aggressive domestic battery defense attorney in Chicago.


Domestic violence is a serious matter requiring urgent attention and action. Kevin Rosner helps clients respond to violence, advocating or defending in both criminal and family courts depending on the nature of the matter. He is experienced in prove-ups, personal restraining orders, related restrictions on custody and visitation, loss of the right to receive spousal support, penalties and fines and, in some instances, addressing jail time.

For clients who are the victims of domestic violence, Kevin provides referrals into his network of professional resources including therapists, as a way of helping break the cycle of violence.

Illinois law defines domestic battery as when a person knowingly causes physical harm to a family member, or if a person makes insulting or provocative physical contact with a family member against his or her will. That charge is aggravated if the physical harm disfigures or disables the family member. Domestic battery is a class A misdemeanor and carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500, while aggravated domestic battery is a class 2 felony and carries a sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to $25,000. If you have a previous domestic battery conviction, if children were present during the battery, if there was a restraining order in place at the time or if you have a prior conviction for another felony the jail time and fines if you are convicted will significantly increase.

If police are called to the scene of a domestic incident, they can arrest the batterer even if the family member refuses to sign a complaint, if they observe clear signs of battery such as bruises or if the family member verbally names another as a batterer.

If you are accused of domestic battery, immediately contact Kevin M. Rosner. Even if the situation appears that it is simply one person’s word against another, these matters can escalate very quickly. You need the trusted expertise of Kevin M. Rosner to assure that all police procedures were fair and to fight for your rights in court. Contact us now for a free consultation!