Orders Of Protection Lawyer
Are you or a loved one in danger of being harmed as a result of domestic abuse? If so, you should know that you have options at your disposal via the legal system to help keep you safe. If you are being threatened, stalked, or find yourself in a situation where you might be harmed, you can work with the legal system to secure your protection. This is true in the state Illinois in general as well as in Chicago land more specifically, where you can seek an order of protection to help secure your safety. An attorney can help.
With over 20 years worth of experience at his side, The Law Firm of Dan Florey has seen it all. He understands how the legal system works and is ready to move quickly to help you file for an order of protection in order to help keep you safe from your abuser. Even more, he can work to request that court take additional steps like surrendering firearms in order to help better ensure that you are not placed in harm’s way.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a term used to refer to abuse between individuals who have some kind of relationship with each other or who live in the same domicile.
This abuse can be mental or physical, and includes:
Threatening to Cause Injury
It should be noted that domestic abuse doesn’t only occur between spouses or between a parent and child. Roommates, blood-related family members, and even individuals who used to be in a relationship but no longer are could all be victims of domestic violence.
What is an order of protection?
An order of protection, much as the name implies, is a court order that is issued for your protection. It permits law enforcement to take greater steps towards securing your safety if you experience intimidation, violent behavior, or harassment. This is particularly important because they might not otherwise be able to do much when it comes to isolated incidents. An order of protection not only works to keep you safe, but it also creates a paper trail of the domestic abuse you are experiencing so that if you experience another incident, the police will understand that this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately.
Different Kinds of Protective Orders
There are a few different kinds of protective orders, and the one that you receive is dependent upon the specifics of your case. An emergency protective order, for example, is granted immediately upon the victim giving the police their testimony and an affidavit. These are orders of protection that typically valid for two to three weeks and are meant as an immediate solution to keep victims safe until they can seek legal action.
Interim orders of protection are temporary and usually last around 30 days. In order to obtain an interim order of protection, the alleged abuser or their representative must attend a court date. Finally, Plenary orders of protection are granted once both parties have presented their arguments before a judge. These orders are effective for as long as two years.
Contact an experienced order of protection attorney for help!
If you are in danger of domestic abuse, you should take action and contact an experienced attorney immediately. They can help ensure that you receive the help you need to obtain the order of protection necessary to keep you safe.
Take the time to contact The Law Firm of Dan Florey today and ask how he can help represent you and uphold your rights. He even offers free consultations, so you can call without worrying about spending money just to have your case considered by a competent lawyer. Contact him today for more information!