Aurora Orders of Protection Lawyers
Protect Yourself & Your Family
An order of protection is a court order intended to protect you and your family from harassment and violence from another party. These court orders also go by the name of protection orders and they provide legal protection to male, female, and especially child domestic abuse victims.
A violation of an order of protection is a class A misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to one year in jail with possible fines of up to $2,500.00. An order of protection is a civil remedy and is usually accompanied by a pending domestic battery case. If you have an order of protection issued against you, this order of protection will appear on your criminal history. Furthermore, if you have a Firearms Owner's Identification Card (FOID), an order of protection issued against you will result in the cancellation of your FOID card or its surrender.
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An order of protection operates independently from the accompanying criminal domestic battery case. The petitioner in an order of protection case may ask for protection from an alleged abuser, exclusive possession of a home, a stay-away order, and protection for minor children as well. The petitioner can elect to vacate his/her order of protection at any time by filing a proper motion before the court. However, the same cannot be said for the criminal charge of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery. In domestic battery cases, the alleged offense is stated to have occurred against the "people of the state of Illinois" and even if the alleged victim wants the domestic battery charges dismissed, the State may elect to continue the prosecution with a reluctant witness.
Types of Orders of Protection
There are three types of orders of protection in Illinois:
- Emergency order of protection: This order may be obtained without the other party present and its duration can be as short as 14 days or as long as 21 days, or until a hearing is held to determine whether an interim or plenary order of protection should be entered.
- Interim order of protection: This order is usually obtained following a hearing, and its duration is effective for up to 30 days.
- Plenary order of protection: This order is usually obtained following a hearing, and its duration is effective for up to two years. Once the two years has terminated, the protected party may seek its renewal.
Contact an Orders of Protection Attorney & Be Safe
If you are being threatened, harassed, intimidated, or physically abused, you may petition the court to have an order of protection entered against the abuser. An experienced Aurora orders of protection attorney can evaluate your case and can advise you on what your rights are. We can also advise you as to which family members can also be added to the order of protection, such as minor children. We can even designate places such as your home and workplace as "protected areas" in the order. No one should be in a position where they feel unsafe in their homes and/or workplace, or fear for the safety of themselves or their children. We understand that you are going through a very difficult time and we want to protect your interests as well as your safety. We have over 20 years of combined legal experience in orders of protection litigation and we want to use our knowledge and legal capabilities to secure the best possible results in your case.
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The Law Offices of David Lee is available in Kane, Kendall, Dupage, and Dekalb Counties.