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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C.
630-472-9700

DuPage County Orders of Protection Attorney

Westmont order of protection lawyer

Lawyer for Protection Against Domestic Violence in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Burr Ridge, IL

Domestic violence is a serious issue in Illinois. Unfortunately, many victims are afraid to come forward out of fear of making the violence worse. Attorney Kathryn Harry understands how difficult it can be to trust that the legal system will work to protect you and will act quickly to protect you from further harm.

Orders of Protection in DuPage County

Our DuPage County domestic violence defense lawyers act quickly to assist clients in obtaining an order of protection against an abusive spouse, partner, or parent. Domestic violence often occurs between family members and significant others who share the same house. An order of protection names the abused individuals as protected parties and seeks to prevent the aggressor from continuing to harass, stalk, or abuse the victims.

There are 3 types of orders of protection including:

  • Emergency Order - May be issued by a judge without the accused knowing about it on the day requested and lasts for 14 to 21 days.
  • Interim Order of Protection - Order lasting up to 30 days and the accused will be served notice
  • Plenary Order of Protection - Can only be issued after the accused has been served by the sheriff and may last up to 2 years.

Domestic violence can be classified as either a Class A misdemeanor criminal offense, or a civil offense. Criminal offenders are subject to one year maximum in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. In domestic violence, the statute only applies to aggressors and victims who are related.

Illinois Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are also available to prevent the aggressor or abusive spouse from coming within a certain distance of specified property, including the home, school, or workplace of the abused individuals.

Sometimes, during pending divorce, custody, or other family law proceedings, it becomes necessary to issue a restraining order or an order of protection against an abusive partner.

Contact an Elmhurst Domestic Violence Attorney

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., we are committed to protecting our clients' rights. If you are under threat of abuse, or if you or a child have been harmed by a spouse or partner, you need help immediately.

Orders of protection can be obtained on an emergency basis. Emergency orders of protection are temporary in nature and can typically expire in 14-21 days after issuance. Other orders of protection may be extended for up to two years. If you need an extension or an initial order of protection or restraining order, contact our office at 630-472-9700 to get the help you deserve. We will act immediately to protect you and your loved ones from harm.

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