Order of Protection

Need an attorney or an advocate regarding a Domestic Violence issue? We can help. An order of protection has the ability to remove the abuser from your home and get possession of your personal property.

Types of Order of Protection

Emergency
An emergency order of protection is a 21 day order of protection. You do not need a full hearing to obtain an emergency order.

Plenary
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.