Types of Order of Protection
An emergency order of protection is a 21 day order of protection. You do not need a full hearing to obtain an emergency order.
A plenary order can be up to 2 years, and there is no limit on how many times the plenary order can be extended.
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act
For the purposes of obtaining an order of protection, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act defines violence, a much more expansive definitions, as: physical abuse, harassment, intimidation of a dependent, interference of a dependent, interference with a personal liberty, and willful deprivation.
False allegations of abuse, including arrests, emergency orders of protection can damage your case. Judges are very aware of “creative strategies” used by people trying to manipulate the system.
If you have been served with an order of protection and need legal assistance, please call our office.