Domestic violence is a serious issue in Illinois and throughout the United States. If you have been a victim of this unlawful conduct, it is important to seek the help of an attorney. At the Ken Devaney Law our sensitive lawyers have 13 years of experience representing  residents in proceedings involving protection orders and related matters.

The State of Illinois often zealously pursues domestic violence cases in the hope of better protecting victims of abuse. However, there are instances where a domestic violence charge is used as a method of maliciously damaging the life, career and reputation of another. Even if you have never been charged with anything besides a speeding ticket, being accused or convicted of domestic violence can follow you for the rest of your life.

Repercussions of domestic violence charges include:

  • Significant fines
  • Eviction from your home (shared residence)
  • Criminal penalties, including jail sentences
  • A conviction could affect child custody or alimony.
  • Loss of certain privileges such as ability to own a firearm or possess a conceal-carry permit
  • You could have a protective order filed against you.


If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can potentially obtain relief by requesting an order of protection. This is appropriate if you have a reasonable fear of physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse. An order of protection is a court-issued order that prevents an individual from engaging in any activity that may compromise your safety or security.

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