Abuse sustained by a partner in an intimate relationship is considered to be domestic violence. This doesn’t necessarily mean physical beating or sexual assault, but can include acts of intimidation, harassment, stalking, and other types of emotional abuse and hindrances of personal liberties. Victims of domestic violence require the help and guidance of an experienced family law attorney to ensure protection afforded under Illinois State Law.

What does Domestic Violence mean in Illinois?

Under Illinois State law 750 ILCS 60, domestic violence is a criminal offense and offenders are duly charged with a Class A misdemeanor or Class 4 felony. Sentencing of guilty parties involves serious penalties such as incarceration and fines of up to $2,500. In case of a prior conviction, offenders will be charged with a felony and sentenced to a maximum of three years in state prison, along with a fine of $25,000.

In situations of domestic violence, an experienced attorney can help you get a restraining order against the accused. Since the physical and psychological implications in cases of domestic violence can be severe, Illinois courts take these matters very seriously.

Why McAuley Family Law?

When it comes to domestic violence and protective court orders, you need a tough attorney by your side. Through years of experience in dealing with issues of domestic violence and all other areas of family law, I have garnered a reputation of being a tough advocate for my clients when it comes to getting victims of domestic abuse their due rights under Illinois State Law. I am committed to the cause when it comes to upholding family law, and my experience and knowledge will help ensure you get the protection you need if you are a victim of domestic violence. I have extensive experience with complex legal issues pertaining to family law, and can give you the legal advice and representation you need to help you get the protection you deserve.

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need an advocate to fight for your rights, schedule a free consultation by calling me today at 224-633-3320 or clicking here.