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Don't Let a Domestic Violence Accusation Ruin Your Life. Clear Your Name With Help of a Skilled Chicago Domestic Violence Lawyer!

Domestic Violence: Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses

Without question, if you are charged with a domestic violence offense you should contact HIRSCH LAW GROUP immediately. The need to act fast in these cases is the difference between you violating an emergency or plenary order of protection and going to jail or crafting a strategic approach to the prosecution and staying out of jail. Depending on the alleged harm done, these cases may be charged as misdemeanor or felony offenses. But regardless of the class of offense charged, a domestic violence conviction will have a devastating affect upon your employment prospects and future success. Society views these offenses negatively and even a frivolous allegation followed by an arrest may stay on your record and complicate your life.

It is the express goal of the HIRSCH LAW GROUP to fight these cases to avoid a conviction. Once a conviction is defeated we always advise our clients to move forward and expunge the case if at all possible. We question police officers, expose inconsistencies in the testimony of the complaining witness and do whatever necessary to secure a favorable outcome. Navigating the local prosecutorial regime in the area of domestic violence is an art unto itself, and one that the HIRSCH LAW GROUP studies on a daily basis.

Contact Us Now

Contact the HIRSCH LAW GROUP now to develop a legal strategy as to how we, together, may best approach the charge levied against you. Do not hesitate because these charges are time sensitive.

How to Fight an Order of Protection in Illinois

We Defend Order of Protection Violations

Emergency Order of Protection – Interium Order of Protection – Plenary Order of Protection

If this is your first alleged violation of an order of protection then you could be facing a Class A misdemeanor that if convicted could put you in jail for up to a year. If you have previous domestic violence convictions, battery convictions, or violent crime convictions, then a violation of an order of protection could result in you facing Class 4 felony charges.

Any conviction of a violation of an order of protection will show up on a background check that could affect your ability to obtain housing and employment. It is in your best interest to have an experienced domestic violence attorney defending you and protecting YOUR rights.

We Also Help Victims of Domestic Violence Obtain Orders of Protection

If you are living in fear of someone, been physically assaulted, threatened, forced to do something against your will or prevented from leaving then HIRSCH LAW GROUP can help you obtain an order of protection. The legal process can be confusing and stressful. We help victims of domestic violence obtain the legal protection they need from their abuser.

We Defend Domestic Violence Charges Hard Because They Stay On Your Record

Potential Domestic Violence Charges:

  • Violating an order of protection
  • Violating a no stalking order
  • Aggravated discharge of a firearm
  • Aggravated battery
  • Aggravated stalking
  • Heinous battery
  • Unlawful restraint
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Attempted murder
  • First-degree murder

Domestic violence charges can only be issued against someone if they have specific ties such as:

  • Partners / Spouse
  • Ex-Partners / Ex-Spouse
  • Parents Who Share a Child
  • Children
  • Stepchildren
  • Both Current and Ex Roommates
  • Caretakers and Disabled Individuals

Acts that could bring about criminal domestic violence charges:

  • Physically attacking someone
  • Stalking
  • Preventing someone from leaving
  • Harassing someone’s employer, co-workers or interfering with their employment
  • Sending harassing text messages or making harassing phone calls
  • Posting harassing / abusive / threatening comments on social media
  • Verbal threats
  • Preventing someone from child visitation
  • Rape
  • Preventing a handicapped or disabled person from receiving medical care
  • Forcing someone to do things against their will
  • Forcing a child to watch abusive acts

If You Have Been Arrested - Know Your Rights

  1. Do not answer questions or reply to accusations
  2. Verbally tell the police that you do not want them to search yourself, car, house or property 
  3. Call Gordon H. Hirsch 773-564-9291