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Protection Orders Defense

Illinois Attorney Defends Clients Against Restraining Orders

Skilled lawyer represents residents of the Oakbrook Terrace area facing orders of protection

At Walter R. Jackowiec III, P.C., I understand the damage that an order of protection against you can have on your life. A restraining order could prevent you from seeing your family or even returning to your own home. These orders place a range of restrictions on people accused of domestic violence or abuse, but in general, they force a person to stay away from the person who files the order and cease any form of contact with them. My firm will provide a strong defense aimed at protecting your rights and freedom in the Oakbrook Terrace area and throughout Illinois.

Proven advocate explains how protective orders work

All restraining orders are intended to protect victims of abuse. While these orders may differ in name and detail from state to state, each state recognizes orders issued by every other state. The purpose of these orders is to restrict the behavior of the threatening person so that the victim does not need to live in fear of harm. In some cases, however, so-called victims abuse the system to bully innocent people or take revenge during a particularly bitter divorce or custody battle.

I can help you understand exactly how orders of protection work in Illinois. These orders may include provisions such as:

  • Stay-away provisions — These provisions require the accused to stay a certain distance away from the person who filed the order and may be extended to protect children as well. Defendants may also need to stay away from the victim’s home, school and place of business.
  • Cease-abuse provisions — These provisions specifically require an abuser to stop abusing or threatening to abuse the protected person or persons.
  • No-contact provisions — Most states allow orders preventing someone from attempting any contact with the protected person. This includes personal contact as well as contact by phone, computer, mail or even contact through a third party.

Other common provisions found in certain jurisdictions require the person the order is filed against to surrender firearms or to pay spousal or child support. Some states even issue orders allowing the person seeking the order to take sole possession of vehicles or a living space by forcing the person listed in the order to move out. Restraining orders can be issued by different courts but in most cases, a family court handles orders involving spouses. They may also be issued in civil or criminal cases. You can count on me to seek every possible legal remedy to protect your rights and reputation.

Contact a skilled Illinois attorney to fight a protective order

If you suspect that someone may be seeking an order of protection to limit your rights, call me immediately. At Walter R. Jackowiec III, P.C., I provide strong and efficient representation. Call 630-620-4529 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Oakbrook Terrace office.

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