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Is residential burglary a violent crime in illinois?

Quincy, IL |

i have an order of protection against my ex husband (my son included as a protected party). hes been charged with violating the order (on three seperate occasions) along with residential burglary.. he does not have visitation rights for our son, but after being charged with this class one felony he has filed for visitation.. is residential burglary a violent crime... and after not having contact with my son and i for over 17 months what further methods can my lawyer and i take to protect my son.. the judge has allowed my ex a visitation hearing... im very concerned about our saftey as he has a long history of violence.. what are his chances of being awarded visitation if he is convicted of residential burglary?

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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.


If hes convicted he will be going to prison, its non probational.


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.

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