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Category: Domestic Violence

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 [...]

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?

For a crime [...]

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The Role of Police Misconduct in Chicago Resisting Arrest Cases

Resisting Arrest

Resisting arrest charges can be contentious and complex, especially when allegations of police misconduct or excessive force are involved. In Chicago, as in many other cities, cases of resisting arrest often intersect with concerns about police behavior and civil rights violations. Understanding the dynamics of how police misconduct can influence resisting arrest cases is crucial for both defendants and legal advocates.

Allegations of Police Misconduct

In recent years, allegations of police misconduct and excessive force have garnered significant attention in [...]

Supporting Survivors of Exploitation in Chicago Prostitution Trials

Prostitution & Solicitation

Facing prostitution charges in Chicago can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, particularly for individuals who have experienced exploitation or trauma. In this blog post, we will examine the importance of trauma-informed defense strategies and how criminal defense attorneys can provide compassionate and supportive representation to survivors of exploitation in prostitution trials. By prioritizing the well-being of their clients and understanding the complex factors underlying their involvement in prostitution, defense attorneys can effectively advocate for their rights and mitigate the [...]