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Category: Domestic Violence

How Can Social Media Impact Your IL Domestic Violence Case?

Social media plays a large part in people’s lives today. Platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter are used by millions of people in order to form and keep connections.

However, because social media has become so ingrained in the everyday lives of so many, it’s vital to understand how it can impact legal cases, including domestic violence. In some scenarios, the pictures or statements posted online can be used against a person who is accused of domestic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Everyone Should Know about Illinois Domestic Violence Charges

In our state, there are some crimes that, when committed against a household or family member, are considered a crime of domestic violence. These charges can result in some significant penalties if you are convicted, so it’s important to understand what actions qualify and what can happen if you are found guilty.

Here’s what you need to know about domestic violence laws in Illinois and how a conviction can impact your life.

What Is a Domestic Violence Offense in Illinois?[...]

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Domestic Battery’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Domestic Battery

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 [...]

Possessing Child Porn in IL: What Does It Mean?

Child Pornography

The issue of child pornography is something that is of great concern to the general public as well as law enforcement. That’s why the laws surrounding the crime are decisive and strict, and the definition of what constitutes child pornography and its possession is clearly spelled out under the current laws.

What does it mean to possess child pornography in Illinois? What types of penalties are associated with this crime? These are important questions for every citizen, so read on [...]

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