Restraining Order Violations in Lake County, IL | Order of Protection

Order of Protection Defense Attorney in Waukegan, Illinois - Jason R. Mercure

A Restraining Order or Order of Protection in Lake County restricts you from contacting someone or going into their home or their place of work. When you are served this type of order from a spouse, you may find you are unable to enter your own home or visit your children while this order is in force. Many of these orders of protection are requested by spouses during divorce proceedings, hoping to get an upper hand in a custody battle, or simply to get revenge or out of spite. Failing to follow the restraining order in Lake County, IL and violating it can lead to harsh consequences for you. If you have violated a protective order, contact a Lake County Domestic Violence Lawyer, Jason R. Mercure to get legal representation and pursue actions that will help with your defense.

Violating a Restraining Order of Protection in Lake County, Illinois

If an individual intentionally violates a restaining order in Waukegan or Lake County, IL there can be severe consequences. They can be charged with a misdemeanor that could result in incarceration for up to one year, a fine of up to $1000 or both. Violating a Order of Protection in Lake County that results in someone being injured raises the penalties even more. The fines can double and you will be automatically be jailed for at least 48 hours in addition to whatever final sentence you are given. Any repeat offenders will have their fines doubled with increased jail time.

Ultimately an Order of Protection violation in Lake County can harm the likelihood of your chances in divorce proceedings. If custody is at issue, the court will not take kindly to a protective order violation. With the legal representation from The Law Offices of Jason R. Mercure, we can begin to take immediate legal actions to fight the charges to avoid the consequences of a conviction. Don't risk your future with a conviction on your record and the jeopardy of losing your family. Have a Lake County Order of Protection Attorney from The Law Offices of Jason R. Mercure take the necessary steps to protect your freedom.

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