Domestic Violence Representation
At Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C., our legal team provides aggressive, diligent representation for individuals charged with domestic violence and those needing protection against domestic violence. Whether you require an order of protection against an abuser, or you have an order placed against you, we understand the legal implications tied to orders of protection.
When charged with a crime, we understand that every case is unique. We devote the necessary time toward learning as much as we can about the facts, evidence and circumstances of your case. Our proactive evaluation enables us to prepare and present the best defense. We are committed to protecting your rights with the aim of obtaining a just resolution.
We Understand How Difficult DV Cases Are
Our legal team is directed by attorney John P. Schwulst. With 40 years of experience practicing law, Mr. Schwulst has handled more than 6,000 cases, including 3,000 felony criminal cases. His extensive criminal defense experience provides him with insights into how prosecutors and judges may approach your case. He will evaluate your case from every angle to determine the best course of action.
Attorney Todd A. Roseberry has more than two decades of experience practicing law. His extensive experience includes defending individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges. He understands the significant emotional burdens associated with these serious charges. Jail sentences, the loss of your Firearm Owner’s Identification card and other serious consequences may result from a conviction.
We understand that domestic violence charges typically carry serious social stigmas. You may feel compelled to pursue a quick resolution to your case. However, it is important that you discuss your situation with a qualified criminal defense attorney. Illinois law places strict sentencing guidelines on habitual offenders. Accepting a plea bargain or pleading guilty on a first offense can have severe lasting effects. Future domestic violence offenses could be elevated to felony charges, resulting in a harsher jail sentence and severe penalties.
Guidance For Orders Of Protection
Our attorneys provide comprehensive representation for orders of protection. Depending on your situation, you may experience:
• Removal from your home
• Restrictions on contact with your family members
• Loss of child custody or visitation rights
• Loss of firearm rights
• Expensive legal fees
• Restitution for damages
Violating orders of protection can create serious legal consequences, as well. Our law firm provides diligent representation for individuals in violation. We also help clients enforce their orders.