Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow judges to issue search warrants with orders of protection to remove any guns in possession of the abusers. Nothing under Illinois law currently provides specific guidance to the courts and law enforcement. Despite this lack of guidance, the bill failed twice in last year’s legislative session. Anyone who is a domestic violence survivor should speak with an Illinois family lawyer to find out what steps they can take to protect themselves and their families.
What Is an Order of Protection?
In Illinois, an order of protection is a legal document issued by the courts to protect individuals from harassment, abuse, or threats from another person. It is typically issued in cases of domestic or family violence, stalking, harassment, or other forms of intimidation.