Kane County Order of Protection Attorneys
Order of Protection
If you are in danger due to domestic abuse, the legal system can provide you with the support and protection you need. You have the right to feel safe, and if you are being stalked, threatened or put in danger you can seek legal help. Doing so, is called requesting an order of protection.
Obtaining an order of protection from an Illinois court creates a record of the situation, and be a start to end future abuse. Whether you are a victim of domestic abuse or have been wrongly accused of committing domestic abuse, the order of protection attorneys at Doyen Law Group, LLC can help you.
What is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection is a court-issued order that prevents a person from engaging another person in any activity that may affect their safety or security. They are designed to protect an individual from being harmed by a another person – spouse, former spouse or any other family member. The court may order the person causing the harassment to completely stop all contact or limit all future contact. Orders of protection usually apply to all locations such as you home, workplace or school. In addition, the court may order the person harassing you to take other steps to ensure your safety.
Petitions for Emergency Orders of Protections are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center. You can learn more here.
Why is an Order of Protection Important?
The order of protection gives the police the authority to get help in situations of harassment, intimidation, or other violent behavior. This is important, because in Illinois law enforcement / police may not be able to help you when threatening acts occur without a valid order of protection.
What can an Order of Protection Accomplish?
An order of protection will restrict the person named in the order from contacting the so called victim. If the order is granted, the person accused will typically will not be able to:
- Come within a certain distance of the other person
- Contact the petitioner in any manner (telephone / e-mail)
- Enter the home if it is shared with the other person
- Possess a firearm
What are Some Types of Protective Orders?
There are different types of protective orders based on the circumstances of the case:
- Emergency orders
- Interim orders provide temporary protection
- Plenary orders – granted after both parties present their arguments before a judge
Contact an Experienced Lawyer in Kane County
It’s important to gather evidence of abuse or a threat to successfully obtain an order of protection. The experienced Illinois family law attorneys at Doyen Law Group, LLC can help you secure evidence, testimony, reports and records. If you are looking for information regarding an order of protection and would like to discuss your case, please contact us to discuss your case with a free consultation.