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Domestic Violence

Andrew M. Weisberg Takes Skokie Domestic Violence Charges Seriously

Skokie Domestic Violence Lawyer

While many believe that “domestic violence” refers only to the act of assaulting a romantic partner, the term covers several different crimes under Illinois state law. Domestic violence charges can be brought against you even if there is no evidence that you’ve physically harmed someone while you’re in an intimate relationship. Harassment, intimidation of a dependent, and interference with personal liberty are all things that fall under the blanket term of domestic violence. These charges can apply to anyone you have a familial or intimate relationship with, male or female. No matter what specific charge you’re facing, one thing is clear: you need to take the charges against you seriously and retain the best Skokie defense attorney you can.

Andrew M. Weisberg is an experienced defense attorney who handles domestic violence cases professionally and without judgment. When you retain him as your domestic violence lawyer, you can count on his legal counsel and rigorous defense both in and out of the courtroom.

You Need an Assertive Defense in a Domestic Battery Case

Although there are different types of domestic violence charges, the most common one is domestic battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2). If you are charged with domestic battery, you are being accused of purposefully and unlawfully causing physical contact with intent to harm any of the following people:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Cohabitating girlfriend/boyfriend
  • Child
  • Step-child
  • Roommate
  • Girlfriend/boyfriend who does not live with you
  • Grandparent
  • Aunt/uncle
  • Cousin
  • Anyone else with whom a familial relationship exists

If this is the first time you’ve been charged with domestic violence, you’re likely facing a class A misdemeanor. However, if you have any prior convictions, you may face a class 4 felony, including prison time. Even if you are not looking at a potential prison sentence, you will likely still have to contend with hefty fines, restraining orders, a criminal record, and a tarnished reputation if you are convicted. With a criminal record, you may experience difficulty obtaining a loan, getting housing, entering an educational program, and even getting a job. A domestic violence conviction is something that you want to avoid at all costs—which is why you need the experience of Skokie domestic battery attorney Andrew M. Weisberg.

Weisberg understands the impact a domestic violence conviction can have on the rest of your life, and he will work tirelessly to provide the high-quality representation you need. He firmly believes that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and has the right to an assertive and aggressive defense. When you retain Andrew M. Weisberg as your criminal defense lawyer, you have someone in your corner with the expertise necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

An Experienced Lawyer for Any Kind of Domestic Violence Charge

Andrew M. Weisberg is uniquely positioned to defend you in any kind of Skokie domestic violence case. As a former Cook County prosecutor, he understands what you will be up against and can prepare the strongest possible arguments to counter your prosecution. He has handled many cases like yours from both sides of the aisle and will be able to use his multifaceted perspective to your advantage. He will also be able to clearly explain the charges you’re facing and inform you of what’s going on with your case at every step. He will provide compassionate legal counsel and aggressive defense in the following types of cases:

  • Battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3)
  • Aggravated battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.5)
  • Battery of an unborn child (720 ILCS 5/12-3.1)
  • Domestic battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2)
  • Aggravated domestic battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.3)
  • Violation of an order of protection (720 ILCS 5/12-3.4)
  • Disclosing location of domestic violence victim (720 ILCS 5/12-3.6)
  • And more

No matter what specific charge you face, contact Andrew M. Weisberg to schedule a free consultation is in your best interest.

Don’t Risk an Aggravated Domestic Violence Conviction

Although you don’t want to face any kind of domestic violence conviction, you especially don’t want to be convicted for aggravated domestic violence. If you are accused of not only making physical contact with intent to harm but actually causing serious bodily injury to the victim, you risk a lengthy prison sentence, fines, and a severe social stigma throughout your life if you are convicted.

When you retain Chicago criminal defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg, you get someone who understands the serious nature of such charges and the importance of protecting and upholding your rights. As your Skokie defense lawyer, Andrew M. Weisberg will do everything necessary to obtain a favorable outcome for your case. At every step of the way, he will inform you of any developments and ensure that you receive the respect and individualized attention you deserve.

Contact Andrew M. Weisberg Today to Start Building Your Defense

When facing a domestic violence charge, you may feel scared, confused, or embarrassed to seek help, even if you know you’re not guilty of the crime you’ve been accused of. However, it’s important that you contact Andrew M. Weisberg as soon as possible so that he can go over the details of your case with you and start building the strongest possible defense. The earlier you begin this process, the more likely you will receive a positive outcome.

Do not gamble with your future and your freedom. Whatever the circumstances of your charge, no matter how straightforward or complex your case seems, Skokie defense attorney Andrew M. Weisberg will meet with you for a free consultation to help you make an informed decision regarding your best options. Your initial consultation is no obligation, but Mr. Weisberg hopes you will choose to rely on his skills and expertise. To contact Andrew M. Weisberg, call him at 847-807-1075, any time and any day of the week, or email him at

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