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Category: Domestic Battery

5 Consequences of a Domestic Battery Conviction

A criminal conviction will follow you around for the rest of your life, limiting many potential opportunities. Not only will you have difficulty finding a job, a place to live, and getting an education, but your family, friends, and reputation will also be affected.

 

A domestic battery conviction will do all of this and so, so much more.

 

The United States and the state of Illinois treat domestic violence offenders harshly. In addition to any criminal penalties, you [...]

New Law Helps Domestic Violence Victims Facing Separate Charges

Laws are put in place to protect people and punish those who would victimize others. But what if an alleged offender in one instance is a victim in a separate situation?

 

One new law in our state addresses that exact situation. The idea behind this law is to help those who are victims of domestic violence and have also been charged with a separate crime. It’s called the Domestic Violence Sentencing Consideration, and it’s just going into effect this [...]

Understanding Your Domestic Battery Charge

Couples, family members, and people who are in a close relationship don’t always get along. Most of the time, even when they argue, fight, and say things they don’t mean, they’re usually forgive each other and move on.

 

If your argument or fight turns violent, however, you could be charged with a domestic battery offense under Illinois domestic violence laws. And depending on your history and the nature of the offense, you could be facing either a misdemeanor or [...]

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How “Job Placement Fees” Can Equate to IL Involuntary Servitude

Involuntary Servitude

One of the great benefits of capitalism is that people are guaranteed pay for the work they do. The US has one of the most robust economies in the world, along with a high standard of living.

These factors combined make the US, and particularly large cities like Chicago, attractive to immigrants.

That said, because many migrant workers don’t have any resources in the US, they are vulnerable to exploitation.

Involuntary Servitude and Immigrants in Illinois

Involuntary servitude is the [...]

700k Illinois Cannabis Records to Be Expunged – Many Automatically

Drug Crimes | Marijuana

In 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker House signed several house bills that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and allowed the state to expunge certain individuals’ marijuana possession arrest and conviction records.

For now, we’re going to look at the ones that affected 20 ILCS 2630, the Criminal Identification Act, which concerns the expungement of arrest and conviction records. Some expungements were automatic.

So, how did that work?  What about the ones that weren’t automatic?  What does expunge mean, [...]

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