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Archives for: September 29th, 2022

Signs of Domestic Abuse in Illinois

Many people think they understand what domestic violence, and domestic abuse, are. The truth is that no two situations involving domestic violence and domestic abuse are identical, since this type of crime can take many forms.

In the state of Illinois, domestic abuse is a serious matter. Illinois law protects victims and harshly penalizes those who break the law. Yet many people are unclear about what types of actions constitute domestic abuse in the state – and the various ways [...]

What You Do Not Know About IL Domestic Violence Laws

In Illinois, there are many different types of violent crimes a person can be charged with, but only certain crimes can be considered domestic violence.

When you commit a crime against someone in your family or household, you may face domestic violence charges – serious criminal charges that can land you behind bars or worse.

The seriousness of domestic violence offenses is precisely why everyone should understand what the law has to say about domestic violence in Illinois. Here are [...]

3 IL Domestic Battery Myths

There are a few issues in the law that are as charged as domestic violence. Cases involving domestic battery can be intense for everyone involved, and being charged with this crime can turn your life inside out. Many people will make assumptions about you based on the charges without truly understanding the circumstances of your case.

Why does this happen? There are a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is that there are a lot of myths surrounding [...]

IL Domestic Violence: How It Impacts Divorce

It’s not uncommon for a marriage to end in divorce. In most cases that move through the divorce courts of Illinois, the court encourages people to work together to come to agreements on a divorce decree. If an agreement cannot be reached, then the next best route it to settle the divorce in court.

When domestic violence is thrown into the divorce mix, it can make things a whole lot more complicated. That’s because, in cases where domestic violence is [...]

Domestic Battery’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

The state of Illinois considers certain crimes to be very serious, which has led to the idea of mandatory minimum sentencing for some crimes. Aggravated domestic battery is a crime for which, if convicted, you face a mandatory minimum sentence.

What does that mean? It means you could spend a longer time in prison or jail, especially if you have any prior domestic battery convictions on your criminal record. Read on to find out what Illinois considers to be domestic [...]

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Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Assault

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

New Year, New Domestic Violence Charges in IL?

Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

As far as the state of Illinois is concerned, the family unit needs to be protected. Therefore, when violence erupts between people who share a particular relationship in the state, it’s a crime that is taken very seriously.

Domestic violence is an issue that the state of Illinois has enacted laws in an attempt to curb its occurrence. Being found guilty once of a crime of domestic violence can cause you legal problems, but continuing to have issues in the [...]

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