If someone takes out an order of protection against you, you may receive a notification that your Firearm Owners Identification, or FOID, card is being suspended. So what does that mean in the long run? Here’s what you need to know.
FOIDs and Orders of Protection in Illinois
You’re not allowed to have firearms when there’s an active order of protection against you. That doesn’t mean you won’t get them back – it just means while the order is active, you can’t have your guns. Your FOID can be suspended, as well.
If you receive a notification that your FOID card is being suspended, you have to mail it to the Illinois Firearm Bureau and give your firearms to someone you trust to keep them for you. You can get your FOID card back after the order is dismissed (or if the order the person is asking for is denied).
Can You Avoid Losing Your FOID Card?
When someone has an order of protection against you, you’re not allowed to have firearms – but it’s not permanent. You can get them back after the order expires. However, you are permitted have firearms if someone has a no contact order against you. A no-contact order is different from an order of protection.
Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About an Order of Protection?
If you need to talk to an attorney because someone has taken out a protective order against you, we’re here to help. Call us at 847-920-4540 now – we’ll be happy to give you a free consultation and talk to you about your options.