If he violated the OOP 3 times, why isn't he in jail.
The residential burglary won't do it.
His not seeing the son for 17 months will.
You probably can get it down to supervised visitation.
Judges don't like to cut off all visitation.
That's like cutting off a future father/son relationship for ever.
Who knows, they may have a great relationship 50 years from now.
Residential Burglary is a Class 1 non-probationable charge. Is carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 4 years. Seek the advice of an experienced attorney who will listen to the facts and circumstances and then outline your son's options.
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I don't practice in Illinois but whenever there is a home invasion courts take stern notice. In Michigan this would be a 20 year felony, and if there's a history the guidelines won't be pretty. The laws, if they serve any purpose, is to give people the sense of safety when they are in their homes. Judges are typically not sympathetic in cases such as this.
Get a lawyer asap.