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Domestic Violence

Jun. 5 2020

Chicago’s Spike in Domestic Violence Cases Has Police on High Alert

Chicago's Spike in Domestic Violence Cases Has Police on High Alert
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Experts say domestic violence is often rooted in the need for power and control. The recent lockdowns from COVID-19 are certainly a situation that can lead to a loss of both. So it makes sense that one dire consequence has been a rise in domestic violence cases. Being relegated to your [...]
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May. 12 2020

Whatever Your Needs, IL Gun Violence Isn’t Going to Meet Them

Whatever Your Needs, IL Gun Violence Isn't Going to Meet Them
Posted By: Sami Azhari

It seems that in many ways, the lockdowns due to coronavirus are reducing crime. When it comes to gun violence on the streets of Chicago, though, that’s simply not the case. According to data collected by the Chicago Police Department, shootings are up across the city when compared to the [...]
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Mar. 26 2020

Five Domestic Battery Calls in a Single Chicago Suburb

Five Domestic Battery Calls in a Single Chicago Suburb
Posted By: Sami Azhari

There’s a common narrative in today’s culture surrounding the topic of domestic battery, and there are two key assumptions within it. The first assumption? Domestic battery involves a man attacking his female partner or children. The second? Most domestic battery calls lead to [...]
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Oct. 25 2019

How Illinois Domestic Violence Charges Can Impact Child Custody

How Illinois Domestic Violence Charges Can Impact Child Custody
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Since the late 1970s, the state of Illinois has recognized the importance of formal regulation on parents’ child custody and visitation rights. Today, Illinois courts are also especially attuned to domestic violence claims when hearing child custody cases. This is because state legislators [...]
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Aug. 23 2019

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

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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