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If you violate an existing Order of Protection, you can be charged criminally with a Class A Misdemeanor. Depending on your prior record, however, a violation of an existing OP can be charged as a felony.    

Civil Stalking NO CONACT  & Orders of protection

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Greg W.Sronce

If you are subject to an Order of Protection, you will be required to surrender you FOID card to the Illinois Firearm Bureau and cannot possess any weapons or ammunition. It's important if you own guns to hire experienced counsel to assist in avoiding this consequence. 

Order of Protection Attorney Springfield, Illinois  

Orders of Protection Apply to Family and Household Members

Any person who hits, chokes, kicks, threatens, harasses, or interferes with the personal liberty of another family or household member has broken Illinois Domestic Violence law. Under Illinois law family or household members are defined as:

  • family members related by blood;
  • people who are married or used to be married;
  • people who share or used to share a home, apartment, or other common dwelling;
  • people who have or allegedly have child in common or a blood relationship through a child in common;
  • people who are dating or engaged or used to date, including same sex couples; and
  • people with disabilities and their personal assistants.


Orders of protection
An order of protection is a court order which restricts an respondent and only is available to family or household members(defined above). An order of protection may:

  • prohibit a respondent from continuing threats and abuse (abuse includes physical abuse, harassment, intimidation, interference with personal liberty, or willful deprivation)
  • bar a respondent from a shared residence;
  • bar a respondent from using alcohol or drugs;
  • order a respondent to stay away from the petitioner and other persons protected by the order and/or bar the respondent from petitioner's work, school, or other specific locations;
  • require a respondent to attend counseling;
  • prohibit respondent from hiding a child from petitioner or taking a child out of state;
  • require a respondent to appear in court or bring a child to court;
  • give the petitioner temporary physical possession of children or give petitioner temporary legal custody;
  • specify visitation rights (if and when visitation is awarded);
  • bar a respondent from accessing child's records;
  • give petitioner certain personal property and require respondent to turn it over, or bar respondent from damaging, destroying or selling certain personal property;
  • require respondent to pay you support for minor children living with petitioner, require respondent to pay you for losses suffered from the abuse, require respondent to pay for petitioner's shelter or counseling services;
  • require respondent to turn weapons over to local law enforcement, if there is danger of illegal use against you;
  • prohibit respondent from other actions.

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​Attorney Sronce provides one-on-one representation. He offers experienced litigation services to respondents who have been served with civil no contact orders and orders of protection and those who are alleged to have violated existing orders. 

Attorney Sronce's office is located adjacent to the YMCA and Dana-Thomas House at 725 S. 4th Street in Downtown Springfield, Illinois. He is available by phone 24/7 a week and will return your call promptly.

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Order Of Protection Lawyer in Springfield - 

Civil No Stalking No Contact Orders apply when there is no family or household relationship between the Petitioner and Respondent.


The Stalking No Contact Order is a civil "stay away" order for victims of stalking who do not have a relationship with the offender. Like an OP, there is no right to a jury in a Civil No Contact Order proceeding. The Judge, alone, will decide the facts and issue a ruling. And, while it is not common, a judge can appoint a lawyer to represent the petitioner if the respondent is represented by counsel.

A petition for a stalking no contact order may be filed in any county where (1) the petitioner resides, (2) the respondent resides, or (3) one or more acts of the alleged stalking occurred.

A plenary (up to two years) stalking no contact order may be entered by default for the remedy sought in the petition, if the respondent has been served or given notice and if the respondent then fails to appear as directed or fails to appear on any subsequent appearance or hearing date agreed to by the parties or set by the court.

The Judge, when determining whether or not to issue a stalking no contact order, may not require physical injury on the person of the petitioner.

A stalking no contact order shall order one or more of the following:

  • prohibit the respondent from threatening to commit or committing stalking;
  • order the respondent not to have any contact with the petitioner or a third person specifically named by the court;
  • prohibit the respondent from knowingly coming within, or knowingly remaining within a specified distance of the petitioner or the petitioner's residence, school, daycare, or place of employment, or any specified place frequented by the petitioner; however, the court may order the respondent to stay away from the respondent's own residence, school, or place of employment only if the respondent has been provided actual notice of the opportunity to appear and be heard on the petition;
  • prohibit the respondent from possessing a Firearm Owners Identification Card, or possessing or buying firearms; and order other injunctive relief the court determines to be necessary to protect the petitioner or third party specifically named by the court.






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