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Villa Park Domestic Violence
Client accused of pushing his girlfriend against the wall and injuring her.
Villa Park Police officers responded to a caller reporting a domestic violence incident. The ended up arresting our client for domestic battery.
The police arrived on scene and knocked on the front door of the home and someone locked the door from the inside. After continuing to knock on the door, the victim
opened the door and attempted to exit with her dog on a leash. She was crying hysterically and the police observed signs of abuse including a slight laceration above the victim’s left eye and dry blood on her fingers. The police requested for medics to stage based on the observed injuries.
The police entered the residence and observed our client underneath the basement stairwell attempting to conceal himself. The accuser stated that our client threw her against the wall in the kitchen and began hitting her. She advised she hit the back of her head on the wall.
After carefully reviewing the police reports and information in the state’s discovery production, we took an aggressive position and advised our client to set this matter for trial.
Our trial attorneys prepared for trial. We diligently reviewed all of the evidence and prepared to aggressively cross examine any witnesses the state would call against our client.
On the day of trial, our team was prepared and ready to try the case.
The prosecutors did not have sufficient evidence or the cooperation of necessary witnesses to proceed. Had the prosecutors attempted to bring in evidence via hearsay or other means, our experience trial attorney was prepared and would have blocked such a move.
The prosecutors motioned the judge for a continuance.
Our team’s trial attorney successfully objected to the granting of any continuance.
The prosecutors then had no choice but the dismiss the case against our client.
Our Villa Park Domestic Violence Lawyers successfully defend Domestic Violence cases originating in Villa Park and throughout DuPage and Cook Counties.
Domestic Battery is a serious case, carrying a possible penalty of up to 364 days in jail and permanent criminal conviction that can never be expunged or sealed.
Thankfully, our trial attorneys have successfully gotten numerous Domestic Battery cases dismissed in Villa Park and throughout the Chicago area.
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There are two prosecuting agencies for offenses that occur in Villa Park. Villa Park DUI, traffic and ordinance violations are prosecuted by the Villa Park City Attorney.
All Villa Park Domestic Violence cases are prosecuted by the DuPage State’s Attorney’s Office.
All Villa Park Domestic Battery cases are heard in the DuPage County Courthouse: the Circuit Court for the 18th Judicial Circuit, located at 505 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187
When a person is arrested, he or she is taken by the Villa Park Police Department to Courtroom 4016 for a bond hearing. The judge in courtroom 4016 sets bond conditions and gives the person an arraignment date in DuPage courtroom 4007.
All other proceedings on the case will be heard in DuPage courtroom 4007, which hears all DuPage County Domestic Violence cases.
Assault (per population of 100,000)
Data shows that in the last year there were there 78.5 assaults, including domestic battery, per population of 100,000, in Villa Park, Illinois.
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My name is Gus Kostopoulos. For the past 21 years, I have practiced criminal law, including Domestic Violence Defense.
I am a former prosecutor. For the past 15 years, I have been a criminal defense attorney aggressively defending people accused of crimes.
My team of three attorneys helps people in Domestic Violence, Order of Protection and Violation of Order of Protection matters.
The legal system takes Domestic Violence cases very seriously.
Fortunately, so do we.
The vast majority of our clients get their Domestic Violence cases completely dismissed.