Jason Wilkin (not real name) had an extremely troubled relationship with his stepfather. Since his high school years, Jason’s stepfather constantly harassed and abused him. During the holidays, he went to see his mother and a fight broke out between Jason and his stepfather. Jason’s stepfather unprovoked punched Jason in the face, resulting in Jason punching him back in self-defense. The family called law enforcement. When the police arrived they believed Jason’s stepfather’s side of the story and arrested Jason for Domestic Battery. The idea that this arrest could lead to Jason being labeled a domestic abuser shocked his conscience. He never knew this could turn into something that would follow him for the rest of his life.
Jason was facing serious consequences. He needed excellent criminal defense representation. Once he called our firm, he finally felt a sigh of relief. Our lawyers took over and allowed Jason to stop worrying. We started working on his cases immediately.
On the day of court, we showed up at court ready to litigate. We spoke to the State and explained our self-defense claim. Despite explaining this, the State would not drop the charges. We then went in front of the Judge and demanded our client’s right to a jury trial. At that point, the State decided to dismiss charges.If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges of any nature and degree, you need a lawyer and not just any lawyer. You need a criminal defense with experience and skill. Getting arrested and charged with a crime is stressful and confusing. You’re going to have questions. Our lawyers have answers. Facing an arrest or criminal charges? Call us at 312-322-9000.