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.
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.
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:
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:
Order of Protection in Springfield -
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.
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: