judge with gavel and a penThis post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of cases in which a Peoria, Illinois resident has been falsely accused of stalking. I felt it was important to write on this topic as, unfortunately, claims involving domestic abuse or stalking are a sometimes abused area of the law in my opinion. It is not uncommon for individuals to make such claims in an effort to gain an advantage in child custody or divorce proceedings. The goal of my last several articles was to provide information which will assist individuals with knowing how to proceed in the event that they find themselves facing such accusations. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense lawyer. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.

I have discussed several topics over my recent articles. The issues which I have analyzed included:

I felt these were important topics to address for a variety of reasons. First, such situations are more common than many think and understanding why these cases arise is important to forming a defense. Second, one who is criminally charged is also likely to have an Order of Protection placed against them. Violating that order can result in additional criminal charges. Third, there are steps an attorney can take in forming a defense and one should be aware of how their counsel may proceed. Fourth, knowing what to expect from the legal process can help to ensure that it goes smoother than it would otherwise. Finally, it is crucial to understand the interplay between these types of cases and child custody proceedings.

One point I stressed in each of these articles is that it is crucial to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you find yourself in such a situation. While it may be tempting to be dismissive of the situation as “ridiculous,” you must be aware that the Court will take the matter very seriously. I am a former prosecutor who now devotes his practice to defending the rights of the accused. My office takes pride in providing a high level of service and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today. I also serve the Illinois counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.