When an argument or situation reaches the point where someone calls the police and authorities charge you with domestic battery, you need to call a lawyer. In such situations, the prosecutor will ask your accuser if he or she would like an order of protection (restraining order). A restraining order not only prevents you from going near the issuer without consequence, but also carries a host of collateral consequences that can create serious challenges for you.
If you have an order of protection issued against you, there will be a record of the order in the law enforcement database. It is critical to get the restraining order against you vacated or removed from this database. If the order is not vacated, it could affect your ability to:
- Travel and cross international borders
- Get a job
- Remain in the United States, if you are an immigrant
- Secure or keep a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card
Having a restraining order issued against you automatically allows authorities to revoke your FOID card.
Defending Against Domestic Battery And Removing An Order Of Protection
Addressing the domestic battery charge and the order of protection are two separate issues. At Godoy Law Office, we have a team of order of protection defense attorneys in Chicago ready to help you face both components. If you retain our defense team, we can use a variety of methods to protect you and work hard to:
- Defend you against domestic violence accusations
- Fight the order of protection issued against you
- Get your FOID card reinstated
Comprehensive Domestic Violence Defense
Our skilled criminal defense team is available. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us. Our team offers jail visits.