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Aggravated Domestic Battery

Aggravated Domestic Battery

Aggravated Domestic Battery Lawyer, James Dimeas, Winning Aggravated Domestic Battery Cases for 25 Years

Aggravated Domestic Battery lawyer, James Dimeas, is a highly experienced and award-winning Aggravated Domestic Battery attorney. Mr. Dimeas has been handling Aggravated Domestic Battery cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County for 25 years.

Domestic Battery criminal charges are among the most common criminal cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. All the courthouses in the Chicago area have set up specific courtrooms that only handle Domestic Battery cases. The prosecutors that are assigned to those courtrooms only handle Domestic Battery cases. The judges assigned to those courtrooms only handle Domestic Battery cases. The courtrooms that handle Domestic Battery cases have personnel that are trained specifically to deal with Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse situations.  While this may help with the prosecution of Domestic Battery cases, these specialized courtrooms can create a difficult environment for a Domestic Battery lawyer to properly and effectively represent a client charged with a Domestic Battery or an Aggravated Domestic Battery. The longer the judges and the prosecutors work in these Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery courtrooms, the more conditioned they become to believe that everyone charged with a Domestic Battery, or an Aggravated Domestic Battery, is guilty.

Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery lawyer, James Dimeas, has a 25-year history of handling Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases in all of the Domestic Battery courtrooms throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County.  He has won cases in almost all of the Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery courtrooms throughout the Chicago area. His aggressive and successful representation in countless Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases has earned him the respect and the credibility that very few lawyers have. When James Dimeas walks into a Domestic Battery, or Aggravated Domestic Battery courtroom anywhere in the Chicago area, most judges and prosecutors will understand that they are dealing with a lawyer who knows what he is doing. The respect and the credibility that Chicago Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery lawyer, James Dimeas has earned allows him to enjoy a high rate of success in obtaining successful resolution of Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases for his clients.

What is Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois?

You can be guilty of a Domestic Battery 720 ILCS 60 in Illinois when you physically abuse, or make physical contact, with a family member.  A “family member” does not have to be someone that is related to you.  A “family member” can be a current boyfriend or girlfriend, or an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend.  A “family member” can be an ex-husband or ex-wife and a cousin or uncle.  The victim does not have to live with you to be considered a “family member.”

Generally, there's two ways that the prosecutor can charge you with a Domestic Battery in Illinois. The first charge will allege that physical harm resulted from the physical contact that you made with the family member. The second charge will allege that the physical contact was of an insulting or provoking nature. If the prosecutor is able to prove any of the two ways that you can charged with a Domestic Battery in Illinois, the consequences and the implications will be the same. You could be found guilty of the Domestic Battery. While a Domestic Battery is a class A misdemeanor, it is one of the more serious Class A misdemeanors in Illinois. It is serious because you cannot receive Court Supervision for a Domestic Battery. The lowest sentence that you can receive for a Domestic Battery in Illinois is Conditional Discharge. A Domestic Battery guilty finding can never be expunged or removed from your record.

In 2010, the Illinois Legislature created the Illinois Criminal charge of Aggravated Domestic Battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3.3.  Aggravated Domestic Battery was created by the legislature to cover two specific instances of a Domestic Battery. Aggravated Domestic Battery was created to cover cases in which there was great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to the victim. The second instance of Aggravated Domestic Battery is when the victim claimed that the defendant did something to keep them from breathing for any period of time. Most of the time, this involves instances in which a defendant places their hands around the neck of a victim and cuts off oxygen for even a short period of time.  Aggravated Domestic Battery is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. It carries a potential punishment of three to five years in prison. Just like a misdemeanor Domestic Battery, a conviction for an Aggravated Domestic Battery can never be removed from your record. An additional penalty associated with an Aggravated Domestic Battery is that if you are convicted of an Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois, you must serve a 60-day period of time in jail. The jail sentence must be a continuous 60-day jail sentence. The punishment for an Aggravated Domestic Battery is mandatory and cannot be changed by a judge or a prosecutor.

Aggravated Domestic Battery Lawyer James Dimeas.  A 25 Year Proven Track Record of Winning Aggravated Domestic Battery Cases

Aggravated Domestic Battery attorney, James Dimeas, has handled hundreds of Aggravated Domestic Battery cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. Because of his extensive and unprecedented experience handling Domestic Battery, and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases, James Dimeas has developed the knowledge and the skills necessary to win Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases. 

James Dimeas understands how easy it is for a victim to file false charges of Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery. He will review all the evidence to find inconsistencies in the stories given by the victims to various police officers and medical personnel. He will point out the inconsistencies to show that the allegations are false. In most Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery cases, it comes down to a "he said, she said" situation.  It is rare to find witnesses to an alleged Domestic Battery or Aggravated Domestic Battery. Many times, an inconsistency in the victim's version of the story could result in a finding of not guilty.  

James Dimeas understands that intent is a key element to the criminal charges of Domestic Battery and Aggravated Domestic Battery. Because police officers, judges, and prosecutors assigned to the Domestic Battery courtrooms throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County, will quickly jump to conclusions, Mr. Dimeas understands that he needs to overcome the presumptions and the assumptions that come with representing a defendant charged with a Domestic Battery or an Aggravated Domestic Battery. Many times, when prosecutors are faced with the very real possibility that they will lose their case, the prosecutors will either dismiss the charges or reduce them to avoid losing a case.

Aggravated Domestic Battery attorney, James Dimeas, is an award-winning Aggravated Domestic Battery lawyer.  James Dimeas has been recognized as a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers.  He has been recognized by Expertise as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago."  He has been recognized as a "Best DUI Attorney."  The America Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized Aggravated Domestic Battery Lawyer, James Dimeas, as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction.". Aggravated Domestic Battery attorney, James Dimeas, is an AVVO-rated lawyer.  AVVO rates James Dimeas as a "Superb", the highest ranking possible for any lawyer in the United States.

Aggravated Domestic Battery lawyer, James Dimeas, is always available for a free and confidential consultation. If you are facing Aggravated Domestic Battery charges in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, or Kane County, you can contact James Dimeas anytime for a personal consultation. Mr. Dimeas can always be reached at 847-807-7405.