As a victim or complainant, must I be present at all court hearings?

While a victim or complainant is welcome to attend all court hearings relative to their case, attendance is only required upon receipt of written notice such as a Notice or Subpoena. Please feel free to phone us with any questions you may have at 309-558-3250.

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1. As a victim or complainant, must I be present at all court hearings?
2. As a defendant, must I be present at all court hearings?
3. If I am the victim of a crime, how do I go about getting criminal charges brought up against someone?
4. A situation occurred, the police responded, and I was informed that I needed to contact your office to schedule an appointment to come in to file charges. Why won't the police take care of this?
5. I accepted a personal check that was returned. How do I get my money?
6. I hired someone to perform a number of repairs for me and I paid them a deposit for the materials up front, however the work was never completed. What do I do?
7. I have had many problems with one of my tenants and he has not paid the rent in two months. How do I evict this person?
8. I have a criminal conviction from years ago that I would like to get taken off my record. How do I go about getting this done?
9. My spouse has moved out and tells me that he/she wants a divorce. What are my rights regarding our common property such as the house and cars?
10. My ex and I have no formal agreement about visitation of our son. Recently, my ex has been keeping our son for longer periods of time than I feel comfortable and he/she has become more and more unreas
11. I have an Order of Protection against my ex, however I no longer feel he/she is a threat and I would like to have the Order lifted. Must I formally deal with this in court, or can I just ignore the Or