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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Line Between IL Domestic Violence and Self Defense

Protecting your own life is one of humans’ most primal instincts. That’s why people are allowed under the law to protect themselves in certain situations. It is considered self-defense if they perceive their lives are at stake or they could be injured. In some cases, self-defense can stretch beyond your own well-being and branch out into protecting others or even property.

In circumstances where a relationship with a household or family members takes a turn, the lines between defending oneself [...]

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 [...]

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Signs of Domestic Abuse in Illinois

Domestic Violence

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 Counts as Drug Paraphernalia in IL?

Drug Crimes | Drug Paraphernalia

While marijuana may be legal in Illinois and some small amounts of other controlled substances have been decriminalized, many drugs are still illegal to possess in Illinois. The paraphernalia associated with these substances is illegal and can lead to criminal charges.

Getting charged with possession of crime paraphernalia in Illinois can be quite serious. You may have to pay fines, be incarcerated, and get a criminal record that will follow you for life. Yet many people don’t understand that having [...]

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