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In the state of Illinois if you have an order of protection

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In the state of Illinois if you have an order of protection on someone and you are the on who violates it can you be arrested? I have a court date to have it dropped and am wanting to know if the judge with send me to jail when appearing in front of him to ask for it to be dropped
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 1 year ago.

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No, you will not get in trouble for violating your own protection order. The restraining order is meant to protect the victim from contact by the defendant, not vice versa. Only the defendant can violate the restraining order by contacting you; on the other hand, you cannot be criminally responsible for making contact with the defendant.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 1 year ago.

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