An order of protection protects the victims of abuse and/or threats of violence. An order of protection is a court order which prohibits certain behavior of the abusive person, such as communication or contact with the victim(s). A violation of an order of protection is criminal offense, either a misdemeanor or felony. To get an order of protection, the victim(s) must file a petition with the court. Illinois has three different types of orders of protection:
Emergency Order (EOP)– The emergency order of protection can last anywhere from 7 to 21 days. This order protects the victim until there is a hearing for an interim or plenary order.
Interim Order of Protection (IOP) – An interim order is an order of protection that can last up to 30 days. This is usually granted when the emergency order has expired but there has not yet been a hearing for the plenary order.
Plenary Order (POP)– A plenary order is an order of protection that can last up to two years. This order is usually granted after a full hearing – when both the plaintiff and the defendant have the opportunity to present evidence.
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