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Archives for: April 7th, 2022

IL Domestic Battery vs. Aggravated Battery: What’s the Difference?

In the state of Illinois, there are certain actions one can take against household or family members that can land them in legal trouble – namely, domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery charges.

A conviction for either one of these crimes is serious, but what many people don’t understand is the difference is between the two.

What constitutes domestic battery and how is different than aggravated domestic battery? Read on to find out, as well as the consequences that can [...]

Domestic Violence in IL: Why People Abuse

Beyond the law, however, if you want to put a stop to domestic violence, then you first have to understand why it occurs. Those who commit crimes of domestic violence in Illinois aren’t monsters – they’re normal people who are driven to commit these crimes for various reasons.

Here is how Illinois defines domestic violence and a few of the factors that have been found to drive people to commit these acts.

Domestic Violence: What Is It?

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What Behaviors Can Be Linked to IL Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a crime taken very seriously in Illinois, yet it’s a topic that many people don’t know much about – especially what types of actions and behaviors are considered domestic violence.

The Illinois Domestic Violence Act clearly spells out what types of things are considered to be domestic violence in the state. It delineates actions or behaviors that can be prosecuted. A very important step to stop domestic violence is to educate people about it. This includes clarifying [...]

What Happens If You Violate an Order of Protection in IL?

Domestic violence is a crime taken very seriously in Illinois. To help protect those who are vulnerable to further domestic violence, orders of protection are often granted by the court. If you are the person named in the order of protection, there is a lot to understand about them, including what can happen to you if you violate it.

Orders of protection can be confusing territory for a lot of people. Here’s what you need to know about the different [...]

IL Domestic Violence: How It Impacts Child Custody

Unfortunately, domestic violence is an issue that affects the lives of many families in America. Domestic violence is a serious issue that can have an impact on many aspects of a person’s life, including pending divorce and child custody.

The state of Illinois wants to protect children from domestic violence situations, especially if it’s occurring during a divorce. They prioritize a child’s safety, and, because of that, it’s vital to know how any domestic violence charges can shape the custody [...]

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What Are The Signs Of Sex Trafficking in IL?

Sex Crimes | Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking is a crime taken very seriously in Illinois. Being accused of it can have a big impact on your life – and being convicted of it can shift the trajectory of your path forever.

For many people, sex trafficking is something that is only seen on television and in movies, but the truth is that it happens in plain sight every single day. If you know what to look for, you may be able to understand when sex [...]

IL Drug Crimes: When Are They a Class X Felony?

Drug Crimes

There are federal laws against drugs, but these cases are handled at the state level most of the time. Due to this division, you can find varying laws between states when it comes to drugs – and some states are harsher than others.

Illinois has drug laws that run the gamut, from misdemeanor crimes to the most serious of felonies, known as Class X felonies. A Class X felony conviction can have a serious and lasting impact on your life, [...]

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