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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can a judge suspend a case until another one is finished?

Prosecutor is in a more serious(felony) case vs a family court case. Is there any precedent notably in illinois that a Judge can suspend the lesser case until the more serious case is completed?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 20, 2021

Yes, a judge can do this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I was released on a $500 bond, didn't show up and now my case is under warrant calendar. Will they hold me with no bond

I didn't show up for the calendar date and it's a 6 year old warrant

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jun 21, 2021

Every case is different. It is essential that you retain an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Is this a conflict of interest? Should I get a new lawyer?

My lawyer is asked by the judge to submit extensions for my spouse's order of protection because they don't have an attorney. Isn't this a conflict of interest for me, and can't I just have my attorney not do it?

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Mar 30, 2021

There is no conflict of interest. Your lawyer could hardly say no to the judge under these circumstances. It's a mere courtesy to the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My boyfriend is bipolar and wasn't taking his meds. He ended up assaulting me. Can I work with his lawyer to hel

So my boyfriend is bipolar and can become manic. He ended up assaulting me pretty bad. My family took me to the hospital were I found out I had a broken nose, two black eyes, a chiped tooth and bruises from head to toe. They pressured me to make report which I did but I thought I could drop the... Read more »

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on Feb 28, 2021

Victims of domestic violence have rights pursuant to Marsy's Law. Those include the right to hire an attorney and be informed of everything going on in the case and the ability to make a statement to the judge. You should consult with an attorney who represents victims of domestic violence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: An ex girlfriend who I’ve never placed on the lease or given keys to put a domestic battery on me. How could this go?

She’s trying to say I was abusive to her through the months, no reports(besides this one) have been made, she has older pictures of old relationships she may say I have caused. But she isn’t a tenant, she’s been spending nights, and the Landlord has noted she cannot issue a 5-day notice to... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 5, 2021

You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. Domestic Battery charges are very serious and could cause you issues for the rest of your life if you are convicted. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can my ex be responsible to pay for running up my legal fees due to violating the Order of Protection

My ex violated the OP by sending me a letter and now his lawyer is emailing and sent letter to my lawyer with crazy demands. It feels like to punish me for reporting the violation. They are expecting me to give my ex my banking info so he does not have to mail me support monthly. What they are... Read more »

Martin A. Delaney III
Martin A. Delaney III answered on Feb 5, 2021

Please contact my office to set up a free 30-minute consultation with Mrs. Andrea Heckman.

847-705-8000.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Illinois on
Q: I called DCFS on my child for being physically and sexually abusive to his younger siblings. What are my rights?

Should I be concerned about them taking my children and how do I prepare for this transition?

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jan 23, 2021

Yes. You should be concerned.

DCFS and the local State's Attorney's Office in the County where you live could conclude that you placed your children at risk of harm and screen the case into juvenile court for a judge to make that determination.

There, you'll need a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: If victim drop a DV case and state pick it up but she’s not comin to court. The same day it happened we bein together

We got photos together since it happened which is 6 months ago in June. She say she not coming but it’s state vs me

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 26, 2020

You need a Criminal Defense Attorney if you have not hired one already. The State can force her to appear in court and if she fails to appear in court, the can ask the Judge to issue a warrant for her arrest. You need an attorney now.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My Domestic Violence charges was made June. They just picked me up 2 months ago on a warrant on it

Will I go to jail. We bein together every since our anniversary was Nov20th we live and work together since then? But the state picked it up what will happen. She’s not coming to court

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Dec 26, 2020

The case is being prosecuted by the People of the State of Illinois. You will need to retain an attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights .

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: What do you call it when someone has a restraining order against someone but you guys can legally talk?

Domestic

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 24, 2020

What? Not really sure what you are asking here. There are a few types of Orders of Protections. If it is not a complete stay away OP, the parties can typically speak to each other.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: What can I do about my abusive ex lying on a OP to get custody of our 2 year old son?

My son's father abused me for 3 years I finally got away from him so He filed a Order of Protection making false claims that I physically abused our son. He did not disclose in the petition that I have had a OP on him for my kids and myself. Or that he was arrested and charged with aggravated... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 9, 2020

This is something you need to discuss with a Family Law Attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: I am in a current situation where i am renting a basement to live from my parents. What are my rights?

I(21) am renting the basement from my parents house as a living area. We have a verbal rental agreement for $250 a month, with other basic rules (clean up after yourself, etc). My parents have been known to be very toxic and verbally abusive and since I am renting from them with a verbal rental... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 13, 2020

Not sure what you mean by "what i can do." You can always move out. If your parents wish to evict you, they will have to file it with the Court in the county where you live and deal with it in court in order to remove you. Not sure you or your parents want it to get to this level.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: So my ex ( gf at the time we are both girls ) got into a fight she’s 19 I’m 17 she wants to take me to court

She cheated on me I confronted her and she got mad and got my face and we started fighting but while physically fighting her phone was in her pocket and got broke she wants to take me to court and I’m wondering what’s the worst could happen

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 28, 2020

Well you are a juvenile, so they can put you on supervised probation and probably make you pay for the phone. Or, if you’re lucky they may just put you on a consent decree and not adjudicate you delinquent. Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can the state press charges for a domestic of no arrest were made?

Husband and I were fighting after drinking heavily. No arrest were made and neith of us pressed charges

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 20, 2020

Once the police have been called it is out of your hands. If someone has been charged with a criminal offense, they need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My Mother is a Circuit Clerk She filed a restraining order on me

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 16, 2020

You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The last thing you want is an Order or Protection against you. Hire an attorney now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My Mother is a Circuit Clerk She filed a restraining order on me

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 16, 2020

You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. The last thing you want is an Order or Protection against you. Hire an attorney now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My bf got arrested for DV I didn’t press chargers on him He forgot about his court date. What’s going to happen to him
John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Sep 10, 2020

There probably an arrest warrant issued for his failure to appear. He needs to retain an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I am a non custodial parent that is trying to get a court modification for child support and custody. Needing help.

Custodial parent and children live in kankakee

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 28, 2020

You need to hire a Family Law Attorney to assist you with this matter. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I have a Domestic Violence question. I had my boyfriend arrested on some false allegations.

I sent affidavit to states attorney of what I did and that I was sorry and possibly to much of my meds and was angry at the time. I did do a video statement. I understand they can continue pursuing regardless. He has a private attorney that I'm not sure is doing all he can. His bond is... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Aug 19, 2020

You are not allowed to speak to the judge by yourself. You should talk to your boyfriend's lawyer and ask that lawyer how to proceed. He is being paid to help your boyfriend and you and he are on the same side.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there a way i can drop charges for a domestic battery case against my mother?

My mom hit me and i called police she was then taken to jail and charged with domestic battery. I dont want to have charges against her what can i do

David Nachman Byer
David Nachman Byer answered on Aug 16, 2020

You can try to persuade the particular State’s Attorney’s office involved that it’s best not to prosecute, but once the process has passed the charging stage, they don’t have to drop the case just because you want them to. The State’s Attorneys have an obligation to the public to... Read more »

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