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Cook County Domestic Battery Attorney

Domestic battery is one of the most socially damaging accusations you can receive. Illinois’ zero tolerance stance can turn a shoving match into a criminal charge that threatens your freedom and your future

At Glasgow & Olsson, in Schaumburg, Illinois, our criminal defense lawyers have the experience to effectively defend you against domestic battery charges. Even if the accuser decides not to press charges, the prosecution may decide to pursue the case. It is important to obtain our counsel as soon as possible.


We take immediate action to protect your rights in a domestic abuse case. Contact us today so we can begin helping you.

This policy of zero tolerance commands the police to arrest the accused and bring them before a judge to set bail. For the first 72 hours after they are arrested, accused persons cannot have any contact with the accuser. They cannot return to their house and they cannot apologize in hopes their accuser will recant the accusation.

If you retain our counsel, we will look at the motive behind the domestic abuse claim. We will determine whether the alleged violation was out of self-defense, or whether the accuser was trying to gain the upper hand in another dispute. Our lawyers will fight to minimize the penalties as much as possible or dismiss the charges altogether.

Please note that a conviction for Domestic Battery can occur after charges of unlawful touching in any domestic situation. Even if you are accused of physically harming an ex-girlfriend or former boyfriend, it may still be charged as domestic abuse.

We handle cases involving all forms of Domestic Battery:

  • Pushing or shoving
  • Telephone harassment
  • Domestic battery
  • Violations of restraining orders
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical assault
  • Interference with a 911 call

Orders of Protection

Orders of protection are civil actions that enjoin the alleged abuser from having any contact with the victim. It is a court order that often extends for a time frame longer than the period of the criminal case. A judge may also grant an emergency order of protection during the actual case. Because Domestic Battery is taken so seriously, these are handed out with relative ease by the courts in an effort to ensure the protection of the accuser.

At Glasgow & Olsson, we will aggressively defend clients against unfounded orders of protection. We help them protect their rights and freedom during and after the case is finalized.

Contact Us

If you have been accused of or charged with Domestic Battery, get legal counsel now. Contact our Schaumburg law office to schedule your initial consultation. Se habla español. Please call 847.577.8700.