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 serious. Below, [...]