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Domestic Violence

Des Plaines, Illinois Domestic Violence Attorney

Family Lawyer Advising Clients throughout Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs

Domestic violence charges are serious charges, with a significant impact on family law matters as well. A criminal conviction for a domestic violence related offense can result in harsh punishments, including jail or prison time, fines, and loss of child custody or visitation rights. Moreover, allegations of domestic violence can adversely affect your visitation or child custody rights.

Situations involving domestic violence are emotionally charged, with several complications and conflicting stories, it is important to consult with an Illinois domestic violence attorney who is familiar with the wide range of domestic violence issues. Chicago area domestic violence attorney Scott D. Rogoff provides comprehensive legal assistance to clients facing domestic violence charges by advising them with respect to their case, as well as any family law issues that might be involved as well.

If someone has obtained an Order of Protection against you alleging domestic violence, do not hesitate to contact Des Plaines domestic violence attorney Scott D. Rogoff to schedule a free consultation to discuss the legal implications of a domestic violence charge.

Orders of Protection

In Illinois, if a spouse alleges domestic violence in petition for divorce, the court may enter an order of protection. There are three types of orders of protection:

  • Emergency orders of protection remain in effect until the date of the full hearing for a plenary order, which is typically within 21 days. In order to obtain an emergency order of protection, the plaintiff must appear before a judge and present evidence demonstrating that he or she is in immediate danger or is experiencing emotional distress. The alleged abuser does not need to be present at this hearing in order for the court to grant an emergency order of protection. The emergency order will remain in effect until the date of the full hearing for a plenary order, which is typically within 21 days.
  • Interim orders of protection may be granted without a full court hearing and may remain in effect for up to 30 days. Interim orders of protection are typically granted when an emergency order expires but the full court hearing for a plenary order has not yet taken place.
  • Plenary orders of protection can only by granted following a full court hearing in which both parties are present and have an opportunity to present evidence on his or her behalf. Once granted, a plenary order of protection may remain in effect for up to two years, and there is no limitation on the number of times that a plenary order of protection can be renewed.

Whether you are seeking an order of protection, or you have been falsely accused of domestic violence and are disputing an order of protection, the knowledgeable Chicago domestic violence lawyer at the Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff understands the emotional and complicated legal issues that are involved. We will vigorously work to protect your legal rights, including your rights in connection with a domestic violence case, child custody, and visitation.

Contact experienced Illinois domestic violence attorney Scott D. Rogoff at (847) 768-2194 to learn more about domestic violence issues.