If your abuser violates an Order of Protection, you have 2 options:
- Call the police and file a report. Tell them you have an Order of Protection. Show it to them. If the police find that the abuser committed a crime, they may send your report to the state's attorney's office. The state's attorney's office can bring criminal charges against the abuser.
- Go to court. Ask a judge to enforce your Order of Protection. If you choose court, it is best to talk with a lawyer.
If the abuser has violated the Order of Protection, but is gone when you call the police, you can still report the violation to the police. The police may arrest the abuser. They will also decide whether to send the report to the state's attorney.