Are You Facing An Order of Protection Or Restraining Order? We Can Help.

At The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach, we understand the vicious way orders of protection, also called restraining orders, can affect your life. We provide comprehensive representation for individuals who have orders of protection filed against them. We can fight the order at the criminal and civil level, and also provide criminal defense representation for those facing order of protection violations.

Are lines of communication opening up between you and the person who filed the order of protection? Call us today in Chicago at 312-421-8820, Schaumburg at 847-685-6000, or our Wheaton office at 630-573-8500. We can help protect your rights and future.

It Doesn't Matter Who Initiates Contact

Our Schaumburg order of protection attorney, Steven R. Roach, has more than 12 years of experience handling order of protection matters. He understands the statutes governing orders of protection. And as a former prosecutor and very experienced and effective criminal defense lawyer, he also understands how judges view order violations.

When there is an order of protection filed against you, the state will typically forbid you from contacting the other party. Our legal team has handled countless cases where the protected party initiated contact with our clients. Even if you and the other party seem to have positive communication, you may still be violating your order of protection. All it could take is a complaint and you could face arrest and jail. It is important that you retain a skilled lawyer in situations where the protected party attempts to contact you using:

  • Telephone calls or messages
  • Text messages
  • E-mails
  • Third parties

We can help protect your rights at this stage by aggressively litigating the issue in court. We understand how to prove that you did not initiate the contact and that you had no intention of knowingly violating the order of protection.

Other Serious Issues

Unfortunately, during divorce, many individuals falsely make claims of domestic violence and pursue orders of protection to seek custody. We will aggressively represent your best interests in these matters to prove to the court that there is no legal merit to the case.

Another issue can arise when an order of protection is filed against you without being attached to criminal charges. In these civil cases, we can also protect your rights, including helping you retain your Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card. We can contest the order in a civil hearing to ensure that you will not suffer the social stigma of an unwarranted order of protection.

Free Confidential Consultation

To speak with a dedicated Chicagoland criminal defense attorney, please call one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; or Wheaton at 630-573-8500. Or you may send us an e-mail.