RECENT VICTORY: Court Denies to Issue an Order of Protection in DuPage County
By: James G. Dimeas | Jan 22, 2015 | Recent Victories |
My client’s ex-wife filed a Petition in DuPage County to have an Order of Protection issued against him. My client is employed by a government agency that requires a very thorough background search and a high level security clearance. If the Order of Protection had been issued, my client’s security clearance would have been revoked and he would have lost his job. Therefore, it was absolutely critical that we defeat this effort to have an Order of Protection issued against him. The Petitioner, our client’s ex-wife, came out of her house at 9 a.m. and found the tires of her vehicle slashed. She had been receiving threatening email messages that she honestly believed were coming from my client. The Petitioner had dropped off her daughter at school and came home at 7 a.m. At the hearing we were able to prove that our client had boarded a flight at O’Hare airport at 7:15 a.m. and arrived in Houston Texas after 9 a.m. I introduced into evidence a copy of the boarding pass, phone records from our client showing him making phone calls and sending text messages from O’Hare and Houston Texas as well as receipts from airport shops and the testimony of my client’s son who testified that he dropped off my client at O’Hare airport in the morning. After hearing all the evidence the court dismissed the Petition for an Order of Protection and my client was able to save his job.