Chicago Shaken Baby Syndrome Lawyer

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For parents and guardians, the thought that something tragic could happen to their infant is unimaginable. It is also inconceivable that someone would accuse a parent, guardian, or caretaker of hurting a child. Accusations of causing harm or fatal injury can be devastating and often detract from any meaningful investigation into the tragedy. 

At Pissetzky Law LLC, we are here to help. Our experienced and compassionate Chicago shaken baby syndrome lawyers have both knowledge and experience in helping those accused of a crime protect their rights. If you have been accused of causing an SBS-related death or injury, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately so that we may begin gathering evidence for your case. Our attorneys possess strong litigation skills as well as negotiation abilities to ensure you receive proper compensation for the trauma caused by SBS. 

Contact Pissetzky Law LLC today and we will work to get you the justice your child deserves. Do not hesitate to call us at (312) 883-9466 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.

What Is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that occurs when an infant or young child is forcefully shaken. When the baby’s head moves quickly and violently back and forth, it can cause the brain to bleed, bruise, swell, or tear. It can also lead to permanent physical disabilities such as blindness and paralysis, cognitive issues such as learning disabilities and developmental delays, chronic health problems like seizure disorders or hearing loss as well as death in severe cases. 

Symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome include:

  • Extreme irritability
  • Difficulty staying awake/excessive sleepiness 
  • Vomiting 
  • Lack of appetite/difficulty eating 
  • Seizures 
  • Poor muscle tone or limpness 
  • Unusual breathing patterns 
  • Pale complexion 
  • Bruises on scalp/face 
  • Bulging fontanelles (soft spots on baby’s head) 
  • Swelling/discoloration of eyes 

Due to the severe nature of SBS, cases should be investigated correctly. False accusations not only interfere with an investigation but taking time to make baseless claims could also mean that the child does not receive the timely care they need. 

Trustworthy Counsel from Chicago Legal Professionals

At Pissetzky Law LLC, we understand the tragedy and trauma that comes with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). We also understand the devastating nature of these cases families understandably want justice and may make claims against those they feel are responsible. Families in a crisis need answers, and their outrage is justified, but those accused of harming a child could face lasting consequences. Our firm defends the rights of the accused to ensure that due process is followed.

When clients entrust their cases to us, we work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding the claim and provide legal guidance backed by experience. We have helped countless clients protect their rights and futures in and outside of the courtroom. 

If you have been accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome, do not hesitate to reach out to Pissetzky Law LLC for help. Contact us today by calling (844) 668-4258 or completing our online form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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We Defend Chicago

Pissetzky Law LLC believes in the right to be represented when someone is accused of a crime. Whatever your charge may be, we are ready to represent you and present your defense in court. Our team of criminal defense lawyers at Pissetzky Law LLC have the the knowledge and skills to represent you in court. We are ready to fight for you.

This is not a complete list of misdemeanor crimes in Chicago. There are many other possible charges present in Illinois. If you have been accused of a misdemeanor offense, reach out. There is no risk in talking to us. Call us at (844) 668-4258 or contact us online.

Pissetzky Law LLC is equipped to defend against any misdemeanor charge, including:


In Illinois, DUIs exist in a hazy line between misdemeanors and felonies. While the state classifies a DUI as a Class A felony, Illinois still has a tiered system for DUI charges. The first offense has a smaller sentence, the second offense carries a heftier sentence, and a third offense becomes a felony. The actual blood alcohol level (BAC) affects the severity of the punishment, as does other factors, such the presence of any minors in the car, lack of a valid driver’s license or insurance.

In addition, when charged with a DUI in Illinois, you might lose your driving privileges if the Secretary of State suspends your driver’s license. It is very important to file a Petition to Rescind the Summary Suspension to challenge the suspension of your driving privileges.

With all the variables involved in a DUI charge, it’s highly encouraged that you seek representation when charged. We can help you navigate all the subtle intricacies of the charge and help build an appropriate defense.


Theft, when classified as a misdemeanor, is a Class A crime in Illinois. It has to fall into very narrow categories for it to be considered a misdemeanor. Otherwise, it gets charged as a felony.

For theft to be classified as a misdemeanor, the property cannot be stolen directly off the other person. If someone left their phone on a bench and another person takes it, that’s different from taking it directly out of their hands. Misdemeanor theft has to take place somewhere other than a school, place of worship, or government building. The property must be valued at $500 or lower, and the accused cannot have any other theft charges on their record.

Pissetzky Law LLC can fight to keep the facts of your case straight and help keep you from being charged for a greater offense.


Battery can be classified as a felony in more serious cases. It is a misdemeanor only when the other party was not seriously injured. However, the definition of battery is very broad. In Illinois, battery can include any contact with another person that was meant in an “insulting or provoking nature.” The contact doesn’t even have to be body-to-body. If you poke at someone with a stick to annoy them, they can accuse you of battery. Battery is a Class A misdemeanor.

We don’t want to see a minor battery charge elevated beyond reason. Pissetzky Law LLC is here to help fight for clarity amid the inflamed emotions that go along with a battery charge.

Weapons Charges

Without a concealed carry license, Chicago residents are looking at charges for carrying a firearm. Like most Class A misdemeanors, a weapons charge in Illinois can be elevated to a felony based on the severity of the crime. Weapons misdemeanors include carrying tasers, stun guns, and other projectile-type weaponry without a license. For it to be a misdemeanor, it also has to be a first-time charge.

If you’ve been accused of illegally carrying a firearm, we want to help you keep the charges down to a minimum.

Domestic Violence

As a crime, domestic violence meets certain criteria. It must be committed by a close relation, and the crime itself must take place in a familial context. For example, it’s common sense to assume that someone punching their spouse is an act of domestic violence. What may be less clear is if someone is not in a relationship with the accused but used to be in a relationship, such as an ex-boyfriend.

Family violence is a Class A felony when the injuries are not severe and when the offender does not have prior convictions. A person charged with a domestic battery is facing a conviction in Illinois. Domestic Battery charges are not eligible for a sentence of supervision.

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