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Domestic Violence

Aug. 23 2019

Yes, False Allegations of Domestic Violence Really Do Happen in IL

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Most allegations of domestic violence are genuine, and domestic abuse is statistically an underreported offense. However, false allegations can and do happen on occasion. While domestic violence should never be tolerated, falsely accusing someone is unacceptable, too. False domestic violence [...]
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May. 15 2019

Domestic Violence in Illinois: Why People are Driven to Abuse

Domestic Violence in Illinois: Why People are Driven to Abuse
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Domestic violence is an unfortunate reality that we have to contend with in modern society. Worse, it's on the rise nationwide -- despite repeated attempts by lawmakers to strengthen domestic violence laws and harshly punish offenders. Clearly something isn't working. If we truly want to make a [...]
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Dec. 20 2018

The Truth about Holiday Domestic Violence in Illinois – And Why It Matters

The Truth about Holiday Domestic Violence in Illinois – And Why It Matters
Posted By: Sami Azhari

It seems like the holidays come with more of everything. More shopping. More traffic. More parties. More eating and drinking. More sentimental music. More time with family. More stress. Perhaps partially because of this, a powerful narrative has developed around domestic violence and the [...]
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Oct. 5 2018

When Does Illinois Deem Domestic Violence a Felony?

When Does Illinois Deem Domestic Violence a Felony?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Typically, domestic violence is not charged as a felony in Illinois. However, there are some circumstances that can cause a domestic violence offense to be viewed in this more serious way. In this post, we’re going to cover what makes an offense qualify as domestic violence, specific domestic [...]
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Jul. 3 2018

Protecting Your Reputation If Charged with Illinois Domestic Violence

Protecting Your Reputation If Charged with Illinois Domestic Violence
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Criminal charges can tarnish anyone’s reputation, but domestic violence charges are especially damaging. Just ask former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer. You might remember Kramer from his four years with the Chicago Bears. He retired from football in 1999, but he made news earlier this month [...]
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Apr. 17 2018

Who Qualifies as a Domestic Violence Victim in Illinois?

Who Qualifies as a Domestic Violence Victim in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

“I know it when I see it.” You’ve probably heard that quote before. It comes from a famous 1964 Supreme Court decision by Justice Potter Stewart where they were attempting to legally determine whether something was obscene or pornographic in nature – two terms that can be quite [...]
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Feb. 18 2018

Should More Landlords in Chicago Be Reporting Domestic Violence?

Should More Landlords in Chicago Be Reporting Domestic Violence?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Domestic violence is a huge problem in our nation, and it is particularly prevalent in major cities such as Chicago. Worse, it is one of the most underreported crimes out there, with many victims reluctant to come forward for all kinds of reasons. Additionally, domestic violence often [...]
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Dec. 31 2017

Domestic Battery Versus Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois

Domestic Battery Versus Aggravated Domestic Battery in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Do you know the difference between charges of domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery in Illinois? Chicago rapper Lud Foe was recently charged with both domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery. In an argument with his pregnant girlfriend, he allegedly hit and pushed her. He [...]
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Mar. 8 2017

What Domestic Violence Nonprofits Really Need Is Resources

What Domestic Violence Nonprofits Really Need Is Resources
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Nonprofit organizations that focus on curbing the domestic violence epidemic and helping survivors do incredibly important work. Some domestic violence organizations help people take legal action against their abusers, while others focus on educating survivors and giving them the tools they [...]
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Nov. 7 2016

Common Defense Strategies for Illinois Domestic Violence Charges

Common Defense Strategies for Illinois Domestic Violence Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you commit a violent crime against a significant other, roommate, or family member, you face more than just general criminal charges. These charges are considered domestic violence, and have additional consequences that are not required for individuals who commit acts of violence against [...]
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