The Circuit Clerk’s Office will guide you in filling out the needed forms.
There is no arrest or sentencing with a civil Order of Protection.
However, you may be able to get a different kind of civil order.
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An Order of Protection only covers these kinds of domestic relationships.
If you are not related to the Respondent in any of these ways, then you can´t get an Order of Protection.
Orders of Protection are meant to prevent future abuse.
Abuse can be physical or sexual (grabbing, pushing, hitting, kicking, choking, forcing you to do things you do not want to do), verbal or harassing (threats to hurt you, repeated phone calls or text messages), stalking (following you) or other similar behaviors. You may still be able to get an Order of Protection.There are a few things that the judge will look for. An Order of Protection is given when something abusive is happening right now.If you are not sure whether what happened to you is abuse, or if an abuse happened recently, you may want to talk to an advocate or lawyer before you ask a judge for an Order of Protection.A private attorney, law firm or legal assistance agency can represent you.You may choose to represent yourself – this is called “pro-se”.Please visit our Links page for additional resources that may be available to you involving domestic violence. Madison Street, Room 200 Ottawa, IL 61350 Phone: 815-434-8671 Fax: 815-433-6647 119 W.