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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: How do you contest an order of protection without representation?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 7, 2020

What? No one here can tell you how to do this. This is why we go to law school and work many years for the experience to handle such matters. You need to make sure to appear in court and see what happens in court.

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Q: Reported domestic violence but didn’t press charges and didn’t go get a order of protection can he still be arrested?

He grabbed my hands with force then I left the house reported domestic violence to the police I was told to go get an order of protection but then me and my daughter’s father came to an agreement to not get back together but he will still buy our daughter needs and help me with her and see her... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Feb 1, 2020

Yes, once the police have been involved, it is out of your hands. He needs to hire an attorney right away. Tell him not to speak with the Police without an attorney by his side.

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Q: A 26 year old male punched my 13 year old in the face he was arrested but is that a felony & what's going to happen now

The male was of no relation to my child

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jan 7, 2020

If the 26 year old was arrested, you need to speak to the State's Attorney in the County where this happened. That State's Attorney will be able to tell you what is going on with the case.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: How do I terminate a guardianship from Illinois? My daughter's guardians have taken my daughter with no contact.

Her legal guardians have taken my daughter from me, filed an emergency motion in Illinois stating to the Judge that they are deciding who speaks/ sees to her, and that they would deny any contact from both parents. My ex (her father) was released from jail with 2 counts of continuous family... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 6, 2020

Sounds like there was a case pending in Illinois. If there is an order there contact an attorney in that county in that state. Good luck!

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Q: If I flee the state of IL with my baby from my abuser (child's father), can he come after me legally?

I am a single mother. Every since the father of my child and I broke up, he has become even more emotionally unstable, controlling, abusive, and unpredictable in his actions. I plan to relocate because the abuse is leading me into depression, I have help and support elsewhere, and would have a... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Dec 16, 2019

You need to contact a Family Law attorney right away. That Family Law attorney will tell you what the best options are and how to proceed. Contact an attorney now.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: If relocating due to an abusive partner, should I tell my abuser if we share a child? If so, when and how?

I reside in the state of Illinois and I am a victim of domestic violence (emotional, physical and verbal). My abuser is my child's father. Four days ago, I finally gained the courage to file a police report against the father of my child after he assaulted me once more in front of my infant child -... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Dec 14, 2019

You need more advice than an attorney can adequately provide without an in-person interview. Please, for the sake of yourself and your child, make an appointment with a family law lawyer. He or she ask the questions needed to give you advice. If you don't know who to call, contact a local shelter... Read more »

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Q: Can a domestic battery class A misdemeanor conviction be reduced or sealed due to PTSD in Illinois?

I was convicted of Domestic Battery and then later diagnosed with PTSD.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Nov 25, 2019

No, a Domestic Battery conviction can not be Sealed. The time to have the charge reduced was prior to pleading guilty or going to trial, so that time has passed as well. Your only option is to request Executive Clemency from the Governor but way of an Executive Clemency Petition.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Could the police arrest me for this?

My girlfriend and I had an argument, and I got really angry that she thought I would hit her, so she called the police and made a report, but she didn’t press charges.

Brian Morgan
Brian Morgan answered on Nov 25, 2019

They could depending on what she said. If she was in fear of being hit, the charge could be assault. They could also possibly charge you with disorderly conduct. It is important for you not to speak to the police if they come to speak to you.

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Q: I dropped charges for domestic now his ex from 3 years is saying he beat her 3 years ago can proscuter get him now for
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 30, 2019

Typically, they will not prosecute these types of charges due to the time frame involved.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I was charged with a aggravated domestic battery and a domestic battery as well as other charges at the same time

My wife I told the officers that she did not want to press charges and that I need to get my head checked out because I have fail I hit my head against a plaster concrete wall come to find out I had a concussion with a mask off fracture to the right side of my head

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 18, 2019

Not sure what your question is but since you have been charged with an offense, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Q: Could someone please tell me where to look to see if someone is on probation that is free.i think I am being lied to

We have been together 5 years

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2019

You have to find out what County the matter was in and then you can check that County Circuit Court Clerk's system for free on information for that person.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: My husband was arrested around midnight for domestic violence, we were both drunk we have been stressed due to finances

How can I get these charges dropped because he is a really good guy and everyone will tell you that, we are losing our home and so stressed out trying to figure it all out and we both snapped in each other.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 27, 2019

He really needs a criminal defense attorney to assist him with this matter. That attorney will advise him how to proceed regarding this matter. The sooner an attorney is hired, the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: I'm on conditional recharge months year later arrested for driving on revoked licence
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Aug 21, 2019

Since you are currently serving a sentence, Conditional Discharge, and part of that sentence if for you to not violate any laws, driving on revoked license will be considered a violation of your Conditional Discharge. Since you violated your sentence be picking on a driving on revoked, the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I call the judge who is reviewing a case and have them remove my letter of character?
William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Aug 11, 2019

No. You may not contact the judge. It is extremely inappropriate.

If you're the one accused and you are asking to have someone's letter on your behalf not be considered by the judge, you're going to have to talk to your attorney about it. If you're representing yourself, stop what you're...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Do I have any grounds to get my case dismissed?

On November 13. 2018 I was involved in a domestic situation. The police were called and I made my report. The next day (November 14 2018) I went and got a order of protection that was granted. That same day the other party involved went and made a report on me and had a friend that sat In the car... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 15, 2019

You need to discuss this with your attorney. Your attorney is the only one with all of the needed information in order to address your concerns. If you have not hired an attorney yet, you should do so right away.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: My wife made up fabricated allegations about domestic battery which led to me being arrested. What do I do now?

The fabricated allegations towards me were made by my wife so she could start a divorce and ensure that she would get 100% custody with our children.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 15, 2019

First, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with the pending Dom. Battery matter. The sooner you hire an attorney the better. Second, you also need to hire a family law attorney to assist you with the divorce matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can I get a restraining order for harassment/stalking against Mother?

My mother is harassing me, my children(all under 13), my husband, my in laws and anyone else that has a relationship with me(calls, texts, facebook/messenger, going to their houses). I have cut all communication with her, and have told her many times to stay away(proof with text messages and so... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can file for an Order of Protection. Go to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in the County where this is happening and they will give you information regarding the filing of an Order of Protection. The sooner you do this the better.

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Q: I live in illinois. I am the "alleged victim" in a domestic battery case. I dont want charges pursued

I dont want the "alleged" attacker being prosecuted but they took pictures for evidence.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jul 8, 2019

The defendant needs an attorney. The sooner they hire an attorney the better. That attorney will be able to tell the defendant how best to proceed.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: How to drop I'm misdemeanor domestic battery charge without getting the victim charged for not showing up to court

so my girlfriend in my family got into a bit of an argument over something ridiculous as a hamburger and it ended up with my brother pushing my girlfriend and my girlfriend's mother calling the cops even though her mother was not in the house and didn't know really what was going on my brother... Read more »

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Jul 2, 2019

Well, the best way to handle it is to tell the prosecutors you don't want to proceed and why.

If you don't receive a subpoena to appear in court, you have no obligation to appear in court.

If you receive a subpoena, you are absolutely obligated to appear at the courtroom. Anyone...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Is there any way I can get them to drop the charges

My bf hit me and I called the cops they arrested him but I told them I didn’t want anything to happen like him going to jail Bc we have a kid on the way but I guess it was out of my hands and they charged him anyway he has a lengthy record of other little things and this was the first... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Jun 12, 2019

He needs a criminal defense attorney. The sooner you or his family or friends hire an attorney for him the better.

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