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Violation of Order of Protection

Violation of Order of Protection Lawyer-Successfully Defending Violation of Order of Protection Charges

Violation of Order of Protection attorney, James Dimeas, has been handling Violation of Order of Protection cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County for 25 years. James Dimeas's 25 years of experience gives him a unique and keen understanding of how the police handle Violation of Order of Protection cases and how the Courts treat Violation of Protection cases.

Violation of Order of Protection 720 ILCS 5/12-3.4 cases can be some of the trickiest criminal cases to handle. The reason for this is that there are usually bad feelings that exist between the parties involved. 

There's two ways that an Order of Protection can be entered against you. The first is if a Civil Order of Protection is entered against you. This typically happens when someone files a Petition for Order of Protection. At the first court date the judge will review the paperwork and determine whether there's a valid reason to enter a Temporary Order of Protection. The Order of Protection is only in effect for a short period of time, usually a couple of weeks, until another Court date is set for a hearing to decide whether a Permanent Order of Protection should be entered. If you didn't appear at the first court date you should be served notice of the next court date. If an Order of Protection is entered against you this way, then you this means that you will have a Civil Order of Protection entered against you.

The other type of Order of Protection is called a Criminal Order of Protection. This usually happens when you are facing criminal charges, usually a Domestic Battery. The process usually starts when you first appear in criminal court on the Domestic Battery case and the prosecutor asks the judge in the criminal case to enter a Criminal Order of Protection against you. Usually, the initial criminal Order of Protection is a Temporary Order of Protection. A hearing is scheduled for the next court date for your Domestic Battery. At the hearing, if the court is convinced that the victim in the Domestic Battery needs to be protected, the judge will enter what is called a Plenary Order of Protection. This Plenary Order of Protection is in effect until the criminal Domestic Battery case finishes. Sometimes, if the Domestic Battery case ends with a guilty finding, the judge will extend the Order of Protection, usually until the completion of the sentence, but sometimes longer.

If you have an Order of Protection entered against you, this means that you are under a Court Order which prohibits you from doing certain things. Every case is different but most Orders of Protection provide that you cannot have any contact with a specific person or go to a certain location, or cannot attempt to have any communications with a certain person. Sometimes a Criminal Order of Protection will allow you to live with your spouse or your significant other but will prohibit any harmful or offensive contact. If are served with an Order of Protection, you should carefully examine the paperwork. The Order of Protection will clearly set forth what you will be prohibited from doing.

What is a Violation of an Order of Protection and What Are the Criminal Penalties

If you are charged with a Violation of an Order of Protection, this means that you are being charged with doing something that the Order of Protection prohibited you from doing. Violation of Order of Protection attorney, James Dimeas, has been handling Violation of Order of Protection cases for 25 years in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. Violation of Order of Protection lawyer, James Dimeas, is very familiar with the law and the rules and procedures regarding Civil and Criminal Orders of Protection. Most Violation of Order of Protection cases happen when a defendant makes physical contact with the protected person or when they try to make contact with the other person by other means. Contact used to be in person or by telephone. Lately, Violation of Order of Protection attorney, James Dimeas, has been seen a big jump in the number of cases involving text messages and attempts to make contact via social media.

The overwhelming majority of Violation of Order of Protection cases are a Class A misdemeanor which carry a maximum punishment of up to one year in County Jail and a fine up to $2,500. If you have previously been convicted of certain felonies, mostly violent felonies, and you are convicted of a Violation of an Order of Protection, you could be facing a class 4 felony which carries a potential penalty of one to three years in prison.

If you have a criminal case pending, such as a Domestic Battery, and an Order of Protection is entered against you, if you violate the Order of Protection, then you have committed a violation of the criminal law. This could have the effect of causing you to be in violation of the main condition of the Bond posted for your Domestic Battery case. While you are on bond for a criminal case, you are prohibited from violating any law. So, when you are arrested for a Violation of an Order of Protection then you violated your bond as well. The state can always file a Petition to Revoke your Bond because you picked up a new criminal case while you were out on Bond. In addition to any sentence that you receive for Domestic Battery, any sentence that you receive for the Violation of an Order of Protection must be served consecutively, meaning after the first sentence, for the Domestic Battery. That's because the Violation of an Order of Protection happened while you on Bond for another case. So, what started off as one criminal case, a Domestic Battery case, has exploded to one more criminal case along with a Petition to Revoke your Bond. 

If you are facing a Violation of an Order of Protection in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, or Kane County, you should immediately call Attorney James Dimeas to discuss your case. A Violation of an Order of Protection case can have serious consequences and ramifications for your future and your liberty. Violation of Order of Protection lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling Violation of an Order of Protection cases throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County for 25 years. He knows how to handle Violation of Order of Protection these cases and to avoid you going to jail and having your freedom and your liberty taken away from you. James Dimeas can always be reached at 847-807-7405.

Award-Winning Violation of Order of Protection Lawyer for Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County Violation of Order of Protection Cases

Violation of Order of Protection lawyer, James Dimeas, has been handling Violation of an Order of Protection Cases throughout Cook County, Kane County, Lake County, and DuPage County for 25 years. If you are charged with a Violation of an Order of Protection, it is not a defense to claim that your spouse, or your significant other, gave you permission to go see them or to contact them. If you and your spouse, or your significant other, reconcile and wish to see each other or talk to each other, you should call Violation of Order of Protection lawyer, James Dimeas, immediately to discuss your options. James Dimeas will go back to court and will have the Order of Protection lifted so that you will not be in violation of the law if you are having contact with your spouse or your significant other. In addition, if you are facing a Violation of an Order of Protection charge in Cook County, Kane County, Lake County, or DuPage County, James Dimeas can help you. He will make sure that the Order of Protection is legal and was entered the right way. He will make sure that you received notice of the proceedings and that you were served with the Order of Protection. He will represent your best interests and make sure that you defeat the criminal charges of Violation of an Order of Protection. Violation of an Order of Protection cases are dealt with differently in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County. James Dimeas is familiar with the procedures in every County and in the different courthouses that handle Violation of an Order of Protection cases. 

James Dimeas, is an award-winning, nationally recognized, criminal defense lawyer. James Dimeas was recognized by Expertise as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago". Mr. Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney." The National Trial Lawyers have named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction". Mr. Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any lawyer in the United States.

You can always contact James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation about your Violation of Order of Protection case.  If you are facing Violation of an Order of Protection charges, call James Dimeas anytime to discuss your case. He can always be reached at 847-807-7405.

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