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Category: Domestic Violence


Federal Charges for Domestic Violence in Illinois? It Can Happen
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Federal Charges for Domestic Violence in Illinois? It Can Happen

Domestic violence is a quite-serious offense that can be met with severe criminal and civil consequences. A domestic violence conviction can be life-changing, even for first-time offenders.

 

Crimes against family and household members are on the rise in Illinois and nationwide. Further, false accusations of domestic violence are also increasing – an estimated 700,000 wrongful domestic violence arrests occur annually.

 

Although domestic violence is ordinarily handled at a state level, it is sometimes prosecuted federally, which is more … Read More

The Psychology of Chicago Domestic Violence and Your Defense
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The Psychology of Chicago Domestic Violence and Your Defense

Over 1,000 women are murdered each year in America due to domestic violence. It is an epidemic that affects men, women, and families regardless of race, socio-economic status, religion, or family structure, creating a traumatic experience for every member of the family, whether they are a victim, witness, or abuser.

 

If you are charged and convicted, you face jail time, heavy fines, and other penalties that can seriously affect your ability to lead a productive life, be a parent, … Read More

I Want to Drop Domestic Violence Charges – What Does IL Law Say?
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I Want to Drop Domestic Violence Charges – What Does IL Law Say?

Our state takes domestic violence charges very seriously. So seriously, that law enforcement officers must arrest an offender if they have evidence of any injury to the victim.

 

In other words, if police are called in and there is a domestic dispute where one party appears to have injured the other, they are required to arrest the alleged perpetrator by law.

 

As you might imagine, this can cause some tricky situations. What if two people in a romantic … Read More

What Chicagoans Should Know about False Domestic Violence Allegations
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What Chicagoans Should Know about False Domestic Violence Allegations

If you have been accused of domestic violence, you may be feeling many different emotions. You may be feeling angry that you have to go to court and defend yourself, nervous about facing penalties, or sad that you might lose the ability to be a parent to your children.

 

If you believe that you did not commit domestic violence, you’re probably also feeling confused.

 

We have all heard stories and claims on the news about false violence allegations, … Read More

Illinois Domestic Violence: Does It Really Increase in the Summer?
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Illinois Domestic Violence: Does It Really Increase in the Summer?

 

Do acts of domestic violence occur more frequently in the summer? In this post, we’ll provide research looking into this very question and let you know how to get help if you are facing charges.

 

Domestic Violence Over the Summer in Illinois – What We Know and What Experts Think

 

Evidence is mixed on whether domestic violence increases during the summer months. Let’s look at both the known facts and possible contributing factors.

 

Facts about domestic … Read More