Orders of Protection
Edwardsville Orders of Protection
Though the attorneys at Swanson and Sackett specialize in different areas of law, the intersection of those areas is Orders of Protection. Each attorney has extensive experience in securing orders of protection for their clients and defending against orders of protection improperly filed. In their time at the State’s Attorney’s Office, the attorneys of Swanson and Sackett helped hundreds of victims of domestic violence get Orders of Protection against their abusers.
Judges tend to err on the side of caution when granting orders of protection, and police tend to err on the side of caution when filing charges for violations of orders of protection. However, a good attorney can shift the balance in your favor. Because they can greatly affect your family case or criminal record, you want the best attorney to handle your order of protection case to maximize your results.
Violations of Orders of Protection can carry lifelong and devastating consequences. A first offense can result in a Class A misdemeanor charge under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.4(d). A person charged with violation of an order of protection with a prior violation or domestic battery on his or her record can result in a Class 4 felony. If you are charged with violating an order of protection, the attorneys at Swanson and Sackett, P.C. can help prevent the consequences to your criminal record, employment, or ability to possess firearms.