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Domestic Violence

May. 13 2022

IL: Difference Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence

Posted By: Sami Azhari

The state of Illinois takes domestic violence very seriously, but it’s not the only crime. You often hear of sexual violence taking place in the same space as domestic violence, so they are intertwined issues – but two different things legally. While these two charges may be considered [...]
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Apr. 14 2022

Can You Commit IL Domestic Battery Without Hitting Anyone?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

A common question people seem to have about domestic battery is: Can you really be charged with this crime if you never actually hit anyone? It’s a good question, but it doesn’t have a simple answer. Domestic battery is a very complex crime, and domestic violence cases require a lot of [...]
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Apr. 7 2022

Domestic Violence Charge in IL: Was it Self Defense?

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Domestic violence charges are often very significant. After all, no one wants to be labeled as an abuser. That’s why the court gives you an opportunity to defend yourself against domestic violence charges and clear your name. For some people, an altercation they had with a partner that led [...]
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Feb. 17 2022

Is Shoving Someone Considered Domestic Violence in IL?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

In Illinois, domestic violence is taken very seriously. That’s why the law explicitly defines what sort of actions constitute domestic violence – and what do not. Sometimes, arguments can get heated, or situations can boil over. This may result in a person reacting in a way that they may [...]
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Jan. 20 2022

How Can Domestic Violence in Illinois Result in Federal Charges?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Domestic violence is something taken seriously by the state of Illinois – as well as the federal government. That’s why sometimes you may perpetrate an act of domestic violence in the state but find yourself facing charges in federal court. Why does this happen? Here’s what you need to [...]
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Dec. 1 2021

When Does Illinois Consider Stalking a Form of Domestic Violence?

When Does Illinois Consider Stalking a Form of Domestic Violence?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Stalking is a crime taken very seriously by the state of Illinois. In some cases, stalking can occur by someone who doesn’t know the victim – but in other cases that victim may be a former spouse or partner. In these instances, the crime goes beyond stalking into a crime of domestic [...]
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Oct. 8 2021

What Behaviors Can Lead to Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

In Illinois, criminal acts are classified as domestic violence when they involve the abuse of a family or household member. You might be wondering exactly what defines a "family or household member". This role could include: Spouses and former spouses Parents, children, and [...]
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Sep. 10 2021

Is Domestic Violence a Good Defense for Illinois Murder?

Is Domestic Violence a Good Defense for Illinois Murder?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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If you asked the average person on the street if someone should be convicted for murder when they were forced to do it, you might get a variety of answers. It’s a tough question, and one that has been asked within the confines of the justice system for quite some time. A case in Illinois [...]
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Jun. 10 2021

Same-Sex Relationships in Illinois Aren’t Immune to Domestic Violence

Same-Sex Relationships in Illinois Aren't Immune to Domestic Violence
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Domestic violence is not limited to heterosexual couples -- it can occur in LGBTQ relationships in Illinois as well. Unfortunately, we often hear about it less because many domestic violence victims in same-sex relationships are reluctant to seek help due to fear of discrimination or [...]
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Mar. 12 2021

IL Domestic Violence: Signs You May Be Crossing the Line

IL Domestic Violence: Signs You May Be Crossing the Line
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Domestic violence is a matter watched very closely by the state of Illinois. If you are accused of perpetrating domestic violence, then you can face some serious legal penalties. Of course, every case of domestic violence is different. One surefire way to stay out of trouble is by preventing [...]
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