Is Someone Seeking An Order Of Protection Against You?
In Illinois, orders of protection are restraining orders available in domestic abuse cases. If a family member or romantic partner (current or former) is seeking an order of protection against you, your rights and freedoms could be significantly impacted. Challenging the order can be difficult to do on your own. At DRD Law, LLC, we can represent you.
Our defense attorney practices solely in criminal law and has earned numerous forms of recognition for his outstanding work on behalf of clients in the Chicago area. When you work with us, you can trust that he will go to bat for you, putting your rights and interests first.
What You Should Know About Orders Of Protection In Illinois
Orders of protection can be issued on emergency, temporary or long-term bases. A long-term order (also called a “plenary order of protection”) lasts up to two years. A temporary order can last up to 30 days, and an emergency order lasts up to 21 days.
Depending on the circumstances, an order could have a big impact on your daily life. For example:
- You could be prohibited from contacting the family member or romantic partner in any way, including through phone, email or social media.
- You might have to stay away from that person, including their home and the private or public places they frequent.
- You may have to give up any firearms you own.
- If you have children, an order of protection could jeopardize your custody rights and ability to see them.
Violating an order of protection is a serious crime in Illinois. A first-time offense could lead to jail time and steep fines, and a repeat offense is a felony.
Your Go-To Defense Lawyer For Restraining Orders
Challenging an order of protection – or a criminal charge for violating such an order – can be a confusing, complicated process. Our lawyer can walk you through the proceedings and stand up for you at every turn. We can also address any domestic violence charges you may be facing.