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Illinois defense lawyerIn the state of Illinois, domestic violence is defined as any act of physical abuse, harassment, intimidation, interference of personal liberty, or willful deprivation carried out against a family or household member. Domestic violence is a serious crime that can affect the physical and emotional well-being of victims. One defense that domestic violence victims have is orders of protection. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence and have received an order of protection against you, it is important for you to understand what you can and cannot do and the consequences if you break the order of protection.

What Is an Order of Protection?

According to the Illinois State Police, an order of protection is a legal order, given by a judge, that helps to protect victims of domestic violence. Orders of protection can order an abuser to take certain actions or to forbid them from taking certain actions. In Illinois, there are three types of orders of protection: emergency orders, interim orders, and plenary orders.

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