Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and the Law

The attorneys of Murphy & Dunn, P.C. in Peoria, Illinois, represent good people at some of the worst moments of their lives. We help victims of domestic violence obtain the legal protections they need to stay safe. We also represent people who have been wrongly accused of domestic violence.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence includes physical force against a member of your household or someone with whom you had a personal relationship. Harassment and verbal threats that cause you to believe you are in danger of physical harm are also forms of domestic violence. We represent clients in cases of domestic violence involving:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child neglect or abuse
  • Harassment in person or by mail, phone, e-mail or other electronic means
  • Kidnapping or concealment of children

Keeping Victims of Violence Safe

Domestic violence can be a life-or-death issue. That is why we take prompt action to protect our clients. If you are the victim of domestic violence, please contact our law firm. We can obtain an order of protection that can help keep you and other members of your family safe.

Representing Clients Who Have Been Falsely Accused

We recognize that false allegations of domestic violence are sometimes made in order to gain an advantage in a divorce or other dispute. Domestic violence allegations have serious immediate and long-term consequences. You must leave your home, you won't be treated equally in divorce proceedings and, if convicted, you won't be able to own or carry a firearm. Please contact our law firm if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence.

Whatever the specific circumstances of your case, our lawyers will review your options, give you our best legal advice, and work to achieve a positive resolution to the situation. Contact us today for your free initial consultation. We now have two office locations to serve you better. Our man office is located at 456 Fulton Street, Suite 425, Peoria, Illinois 61602.