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Penalties Have Increased For Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is no longer a private family matter. Prosecutors and the Illinois Legislature consider domestic assault and battery a major issue. Penalties have increased, as well as convictions. If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime or were targeted for a temporary restraining order, contact the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe to protect your rights.

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Naperville, Illinois criminal defense attorney Philip Nathe represents men and women unfairly accused of domestic violence in DuPage County, Cook County, and Kane, Will or Kendall counties. He offers more than 30 years of experience in the DuPage County criminal justice system, including two years as a county prosecutor and nearly 20 years in private practice defending citizens against all types of criminal charges.

Strong Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

The Law Office of Philip R. Nathe represents clients who are unjustly accused of family violence. If you have been arrested, you need a quality attorney who will prevent prosecutors from abusing your constitutional rights to a fair hearing or trial. We vigorously defend clients against all domestic violence charges:

  • Domestic assault or battery
  • Interference with a domestic violence call
  • Violation of an order of protection
  • Child abduction
  • Child abuse
  • Spousal abuse or battery
  • Other family violence

A restraining order can have many negative consequences, including removal from your home, restricted access to your children, interference with your job, and limits on your rights to possess firearms. If a spouse or partner is seeking an order of protection against you, Mr. Nathe will stand beside you to fight the judge’s order. Frequently, restraining orders or domestic abuse allegations will result from a parent’s attempt to gain leverage in a custody dispute.

Protect Your Rights After A Domestic Violence Arrest

Domestic violence is a Class A misdemeanor, for which court supervision is not an option. After a 72-hour “cooling off” period, the prosecution will subpoena the alleged victim, even if that person does not want to press charges. It is critical to have knowledgeable representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Contact Naperville domestic violence lawyer Philip Nathe to arrange a free initial consultation to protect your rights. We accept Visa and MasterCard, and payment plans can be arranged.