Domestic violence can and does kill, so if you are living with abuse, intimidation, violence, or under the threat of violence, you should seek immediate protection. An order of protection, a court order requiring a named individual to stay a certain distance away from another for a specified period of time, for the protection of the other person, can help.
The experienced Illinois domestic violence protection attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., will make sure that you receive temporary or long-term protection from someone who has made threats against or shown violent behavior toward you. Our lawyers are well-known for handling domestic abuse and family law , neglect, and related family law issues. Our team is aggressive in the courtroom and consistently provides personalized attention for clients.
We understand the seriousness of what you are going through. For a free initial consultation with a seasoned and compassionate DuPage County family law attorney, contact us online or call 630-305-0222.
To help protect yourself, it is important to understand the cycle of abuse and the types of behaviors that happen in domestic violence. Knowing this information allows you to recognize whether or not you should get an Order of Protection. If you are concerned for your safety or have questions about a Protection Order, talk to our experienced family law attorneys at Wolfe & Stec. You will find compassionate, skilled legal representation with us when you need it most.
Abuse is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over another person. These behaviors physically harm, arouse fear, prevent people from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. Abuse includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.
For the purposes of getting an order of protection in Illinois, domestic violence is defined as any of the following:
1) Physical abuse, including:
2) Harassment – unnecessary conduct which causes emotional distress, including:
Physical abuse may involve any of the following:
Under Illinois law, actual violence does not have to occur for you to obtain an order of protection. A threat, intimidation, harassment, stalking, or interference with personal liberty is sufficient grounds. If you have experienced any of these abusive actions, our attorneys can act quickly to obtain a temporary restraining order and follow up by obtaining a permanent order.
There are three basic types of orders of protection in Illinois:
Punishments for violations of protection orders:
Illinois courts are encouraged to follow these guidelines:
1st violation: minimum 24 hours jail
2nd or subsequent violation: minimum 48 hours jail.
If you are involved in a domestic violence situation, you should seek legal help immediately, before dangerous injuries can occur. The experienced Illinois domestic violence protection lawyers at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., will work to make sure that you receive necessary temporary or long-term protection from any person who has made threats or shown violent behavior toward you or a family member.
We understand what you are going through and can help. Delaying can only make your situation worse and increase the danger, so contact us today. Our Illinois family laws attorneys represent clients in DuPage County, Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Bolingbrook, Illinois and the entire Chicagoland area.
For a free initial consultation with a seasoned and compassionate DuPage County protective order lawyer, contact us online or call 630-305-0222.
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