Creating Reasonable Doubt in Domestic Battery Cases

Domestic battery charges are specifically defined as “crimes of violence” under Illinois law. (See, 740 ILCS 45/2(c)). Unlike many other misdemeanor charges that permit dispositions of court supervision, in domestic battery cases court supervision is not allowed. Court supervision is a type of resolution in a criminal case that places certain conditions upon you but does not lead to a conviction for the offense. Court supervision is not allowed in any felony domestic battery case. This means that if you are charged with domestic battery and are found guilty of the offense, you will be convicted of the charge. A conviction for a crime of violence would be entered on your record.