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I am assuming you filed criminal charges. What was he charged with? Assault, Battery, property damage, harassment?
Do you know if he has any prior criminal convictions?
Have you asked for a restraining order?
Does he live with you as well?
How old is he?
he is 18 and dont live with me no priors just traffic tickets. had a order but for his mom sake i dropped. criminal charges were filed.
it seemed like this was premeditated on coming over to my haouse and starting his actions.
but the one hitter was thrown away weeks before also
the officer will be summoned also. he saw the heater. went and cited him that night. i think the boy is going to try and say the dogs knocked the heater over. but you need alot of force to break the ceramic tubes
his mom cant lie but you know people do in court. he will not have a lawyer he is representing hsself i think that what his mom said. might be lying
i told him also i wasnt paying the money was i gave him 20 dollars to do something for me and he didnt. he replied that was a long time ago
is htere anything else u need to know. i talked to the city paralegal and she said thats sounds convincing which was the truth, i will get the court date on april 14th time i dont know yet
He was likely charged with harassment and damage to property. Without knowing exactly what he was charged with, I can only tell you what has happened in similar cases that I have defended when I was a public defender.
If he is found guilty, he will likely receive a suspended sentence, maybe 30 days in jail that is conditioned on him attending anger management classes and paying you restitution for any damages he has caused in addition to remaining drug free. If he doesn't complete the classes or pay the restitution or fails a drug test, the probation officer will charge him with a probation violation and the judge will revoke his probation and send him to jail.
If you want the restraining order reinstated, you can notify the prosecutor that you want a no-contact order issued against him as well. This would prevent him from having any contact with you at all and he can be arrested and jailed if he violated the order.
There is no guarantee, but in the hundreds of similar cases I have defended, this is about the normal outcome for someone with no prior criminal convictions.
so what u said is most likely to happen in illinois
Yes, this would be my estimation of what would he would receive as a penalty in Illinois.
There is no guarantee because you never know for sure what a judge will impose as a sentence with the only other eyewitness (mother) being reluctant to testify against her son. The police officer will be able to testify as to what he saw as the aftermath, but it was all over by the time he got there so he can't testify as to what happened because he didn't see it while it was occurring.
If you want to file additional charges, you would need to contact the prosecutor to add charges like harassment and trespassing.
ok thanks alot.
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