order of protection

Procedure for stalking no contact order in Illinois

May 31, 2012
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Illinois courts have a new law that allows an individual to seek a restraining order against another. In 2010, state lawmakers in Springfield passed a bill creating a stalking no contact order. The restraining order that is available under this statute differs from an order of protection and a sexual assault civil no contact order. […]

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Will I lose my FOID card because of an order of protection?

May 6, 2010
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A new law became effective in Illinois on January 1, 2010 concerning the right to possess firearms when subject to an order of protection. The new law provides that the Illinois State Police shall revoke the Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card of a person who is named as a respondent in an order of protection. […]

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Can a child get an order of protection against a parent in Illinois?

March 6, 2010
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Children may seek an order of protection against a parent under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, found at 750 ILCS 60/1 et seq. An order of protection is commonly referred to as a restraining order. To be entitled to an order of protection, the petitioner must show that he or she has been the victim […]

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What are the penalties in Illinois for violating an order of protection?

February 21, 2010
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Violation of an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor offense punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. The court may also sentence the defendant to probation, counseling, and community service. Supervision is available for this offense, which means that a first offender may be eligible to have the […]

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What happens on a second offense of domestic battery in Illinois?

February 17, 2010
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Domestic battery enhanced is a Class 4 felony in Illinois. It is based on a prior domestic battery or violation of an order of protection.

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What is domestic battery under Illinois law?

February 17, 2010
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Illinois law says that domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.

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How do I get an order of protection against someone in Illinois?

February 2, 2010
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This article explains the process in Illinois of applying for a plenary order of protection, which is a two-year order prohibiting contact between family or household members.

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