Dad not following up. Daughter went to court, told she needs a lawyer. Since there no defendant I suggested just pleading guilty and take the fine, comm service and counseling classes. I don’t see a need for an attorney for such a petty case with a clean history. Thoughts?
Sounds like she is charged with Domestic Battery, which if she pleads guilty will result in a conviction. This can have negative repercussions for many years. I highly recommend you contact competent criminal defense an attorney ASAP
Do not encourage her to plead guilty to what is very likely a domestic battery. A domestic battery is not eligible for court supervision eligible and it will result in a conviction on her record. If your daughter has no criminal history, this is something that can hopefully be resolved In a more amicable way or potentially even won. Whether or not she gets a private attorney for a public defender, she definitely should have a lawyer! Kane County is not a place to represent yourself, especially in domestic violence court. Best of luck to you and her!
As others have said, it sounds like she is charged with domestic battery, you cannot get court supervision. A guilty plea can have all kids of negative consequences for her that can impact the rest of her life, especially since that charge is not eligible for court supervision and a conviction would be entered on her record. She should absolutely sit down with an attorney who can review the facts of her case, talk to the State, and determine the best course of action for her.
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