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What Makes a Domestic Violence Crime Aggravated In Illinois?
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What Makes a Domestic Violence Crime Aggravated In Illinois?

 

If you have been charged with a domestic violence crime, you need to know the extent of your charges. When does a charge of domestic violence cross over into aggravated domestic violence in Illinois? It depends on the specifics of how the crime occurred and what exactly happened.

 

Non-Aggravated Domestic Violence Charges
 

Domestic violence is classified as a misdemeanor when one person commits or threatens violence against a family or household member. Actual physical violence, threats of violence, … Read More

Is Illinois Making False Domestic Violence Accusations Easier?
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Is Illinois Making False Domestic Violence Accusations Easier?

Unfortunately, after a tragic story of domestic violence, many people find themselves asking, “Why didn’t they leave? Why didn’t they escape? Why didn’t they tell anyone?”

 

Those who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence know that leaving a violent relationship is rarely that easy, so Illinois is working on making that process easier.

 

Think of all of the things that someone has to do to leave a relationship and start a new life for themselves: close bank accounts … Read More

Support for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago Is Looking Grim
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Support for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago Is Looking Grim

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a new law in Illinois that would require hairdressers, barbers, and so on to take courses on domestic violence in case their clients were to confide in them about abuse.

 

Laws like this are a great way to educate more people about the signs of domestic violence, and the resources available to victims. Once a case is reported to police, however, the laws must be enforced and further action must be taken … Read More

Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Hairdressers?
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Domestic Violence Education for Illinois Hairdressers?

If you regularly visit a barber or hairdresser, you know how special the relationship to a stylist can be. You probably spend time chatting about your job, family, relationships, and so on.

 

For many people, their hairdresser is also their friend, confidante, and sometimes even doctor or therapist. Because of this, many stylists learn information about abuse or violence within a client’s home.

 

Now, Illinois law is recognizing this relationship between stylist and client and the potential for … Read More

Cubs Fan? Donate to Anti-Domestic Violence Charities through Us
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Cubs Fan? Donate to Anti-Domestic Violence Charities through Us

As baseball season is winding down (and the playoffs are heating up), I’d like to reflect on some great efforts made by fans of the Chicago Cubs in response to a rather uncomfortable trade. I’m talking, of course, about Aroldis Chapman.

 

It wasn’t easy for fans at first when we heard about Aroldis Chapman coming to the Cubs. In July, the Cubs acquired the pitcher from the New York Yankees in exchange for Gleyber Torres, Adam Warren, and minor … Read More