A Practical Approach To Orders Of Protection
In Illinois, a protection order can be used as both a shield and a sword. You can obtain a temporary order of protection against your spouse or partner based on your testimony alone. Unfortunately, people can abuse the system by making false allegations.
At Blacha Law Office, we help clients in Naperville, Joliet and the surrounding areas obtain protection orders (also known as restraining orders) against abusive spouses and partners. We also represent those who are accused of abuse. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Consequences Of An Order Of Protection
In Illinois, a temporary or emergency order of protection is valid for up to 21 days. Then the court will hold a hearing to determine if the order should be dismissed or extended for up to two years. If you have an order of protection entered against you, it is important to hire a lawyer to represent you at this hearing.
The consequences of a protection order can be very serious:
- You can be removed from your home.
- You can be barred from contacting your spouse or coming within 500 feet of him or her.
- You can be barred from possessing guns or ammunition.
- If you have children, you could be subject to restricted visitation.
- You could lose your job.
- If you violate the order, you could be sent to jail.
An order of protection can provide relief from a spouse who is physically or verbally abusive. Unfortunately, a vengeful spouse can make false allegations to obtain the upper hand in a divorce dispute.
Contact Order Of Protection Lawyer Monika Blacha Today
To discuss domestic violence protection orders, call 630-283-1987 or email the firm. We have offices in Naperville, Joliet and Chicago, and we serve clients in DuPage, Will, Cook, Kane and Kendall counties. We are also fluent in Polish.