Felony Domestic Violence
Aggravated Domestic Battery with a weapon, a felony and misdemeanor Domestic Battery.
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Woman called the police saying husband had beaten her. The police believed the wife and filed charges.
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Husband and wife in an argument. She alleged that he grabbed her and injured her. Police believed the wife .
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Girlfriend alleged that client grabbed her by the arm and dragged her down the stairs. Police believed her.
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Our client’s girlfriend accused him of Domestic Battery.
She accused him of grabbing her, pushing her to the ground, and choking her. The girlfriend’s injuries were photographed by the police. The girlfriend’s father, who is a lawyer, as well as her brother were witnesses to the incident.
At the trial, the prosecutors fought hard to convict our client and even brought up allegations of another domestic battery, involving another woman.
Our firm aggressively questioned the girlfriend, police officers, and other witness. We were able to convince the judge that the girlfriend’s testimony was not credible.
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Our client, a 45 year old family man, was charged with Domestic Battery for allegedly punching and choking his cousin.
Our client had previously hired another lawyer, but the other lawyer could not get the case dismissed.
Three witnesses testified that they saw our client hit the accuser. Our client had completed a written statement admitting contact.
We vigorously cross examined these three witnesses, as well as the police officer, at trial. We were successfully able to prove a self-defense claim at trial.
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Our client is a registered nurse who had been beaten by her boyfriend. The police believed the boyfriend’s story over hers and wrongly arrested our client. The boyfriend also got an Order of Protection against our client.
A conviction for Domestic Battery would completely destroy our client’s nursing career.
The accuser claimed that our client had punched him a number of times in the mouth with her closed fist. He said that our client was the aggressor.
We aggressively cross examined the accuser at trial and were able to show that he was really the aggressor.
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Our client’s ex-girlfriend accused him of Domestic Battery. She claimed that he slapped her, grabbed her, and threw her to the ground, causing her head to hit the sidewalk. She claimed that our client followed her and again grabbed her and threw her against the wall. She said he then climbed up the side of her apartment building and broke into her apartment.The police interviewed our client and he made some damaging statements.
Our client had never been in trouble before and was in graduate school for a health care profession. A conviction for Domestic Battery would utterly destroy his life.
At trial, we aggressively cross examined that accuser as well as the police officer. We were able to undermine the credibility of the accuser and the police.
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A lawyer was accused by his girlfriend of Domestic Battery. He selected our law firm to represent him. On the day of trial we were succssful in getting the charges dismissed.
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A police officer was charged with retail theft. He denied the allegations and asserted innocence. He hired our law firm to represent him. We were successful in getting the case dismissed.
Lawyer Cited for Contempt
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An intellecutal property lawyer was subject to a contempt petition in the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois. Our firm was successful in getting the contempt petition completely dismissed.
We demand that the government turn over all police reports, videos, and other evidence. Our experienced trial attorneys examine all of it very carefully to look for defenses to win the case.
Our experienced trial attorneys have collectively tried hundreds of case to verdict. We have a successful record of winning cases at trial and are respected by judges and prosecutors. We are particularly skilled at cross examination of opposing witnesses and police officer and in asserting self defense claims.
On the day of trial, our experienced trial attorneys are often able to get a complete dismissal, without having to call a single witness. Government prosecutors often lack all of the evidence and witnesses that they would like and know that our skilled trial lawyers will prevent them from entering testimony that contravenes evidentiary rules. We can then convince prosecutors to dismiss the case. Sometimes they may motion the judge for a continuance, but our trial attorneys vigorously object, causing the case to get dismissed.
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.
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