Providing A Skilled Defense To Those Charged With Domestic Violence
Over the past decade, the Illinois legislature and law enforcement have stepped up their efforts to curb the incidence of domestic violence. People convicted of domestic violence face a wide range of criminal penalties that include the possibility of jail time, monetary fines, anger management counseling and restraining orders/orders of protection.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is important to know your rights. Many people arrested for domestic violence do not understand the nature of their charges or how the system works. They also may not understand that a restraining order/order of protection can keep them out of their home and away from their children. It can also lead to the revocation of your FOID card and may even cost you your job.
Experienced Legal Assistance Against Domestic Violence Charges
If you have been arrested for domestic violence and need to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to contact The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach with locations in Chicago, Schaumburg and Wheaton. We are pleased to provide a free consultation if you need to speak with a lawyer about any the following matters:
- Domestic violence/assault
- Domestic abuse
- Violations of an order of protection (OFP)/restraining order
- Cyber stalking
- Department of Children and Family Services investigations (DCFS)
- Other violent crimes
Our law office has helped many clients facing allegations of domestic violence. We understand that domestic violence accusations often involve loved ones who may wish to reconcile. We are mindful of the human dynamics involved in these cases and always take time to listen to our clients and their wishes. Unfortunately, prosecutors may not always honor requests to drop charges once allegations of domestic assault have been made.
We represent all individuals who are charged with domestic violence including husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. One common misconception is that domestic violence charges are always based on an allegation of spousal abuse. This is not true. A person may be charged with domestic violence for the assault of any household member, including a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or another family member, like an elderly parent, for example. It may involve heterosexual couples or same sex couples.
If you have been charged with domestic violence and need to speak with a criminal defense attorney, call one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500, or contact us by e-mail .