Sexual Assault & Counseling Information Service (217) 348-5033 or Toll Free Crisis Hotline (888) 345-2846
Domestic Violence Order of Protection
Who is eligible for these protections?
Family or household members who:
are related by blood, or by current or former marriage to the offender;
share or shared a common home with the offender;
have or allegedly have a child in common with the the offender;
have or allegedly have a child in common with the offender;
share or allegedly share a blood relationship to the offender through a child;
have or had a dating relationship or engagement with the offender; or
are high risk adults with disabilities abused by a family member or caregiver.
Remedies and Protections
The judge can grant up to 18 remedies, from prohibiting further abuse to ordering the offender to stay away, revoking a FOID card, protecting property and pets, requiring financial support, providing temporary care of children, and ordering exclusive possession of the home.
The first violation of a Domestic Violence Order of Protection is a Class A misdemeanor. A subsequent violation or a violation following other domestic conviction is a Class 4 felony.