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Sep. 1 2022

How Is Domestic Violence Proven in IL?

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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How Is Domestic Violence Proven in IL?

When you’re up against criminal charges, you’re facing something that can change your life. The way your family and friends see you can be permanently altered, not to mention the impact it can have on your future career or education.…

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Jul. 15 2022

Does Domestic Violence Have to Occur at Home?

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Domestic violence is an issue that concerns lawmakers and peace officers alike in Illinois. Fighting between family members or members of the same household is a problem that occurs frequently – leading to arrests and, ultimately, charges for serious offenses …

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Jun. 9 2022

Does Your Pet Need an IL Protective Order?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Does Your Pet Need an IL Protective Order?

Pets are often considered part of the family. In Illinois, the legal system really considers them to be a part of your family, because they can be a part of your domestic violence protective order.

Those in domestic violence situations …

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May. 13 2022

IL: Difference Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence

Posted By: Sami Azhari

IL: Difference Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence

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 …

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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 …

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Apr. 7 2022

Domestic Violence Charge in IL: Was it Self Defense?

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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, …

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Feb. 17 2022

Is Shoving Someone Considered Domestic Violence in IL?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Is Shoving Someone Considered Domestic Violence in IL?

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 …

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Jan. 20 2022

How Can Domestic Violence in Illinois Result in Federal Charges?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

How Can Domestic Violence in Illinois Result in Federal Charges?

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.…

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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

When Does Illinois Consider Stalking a Form of Domestic Violence?

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 …

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Oct. 8 2021

What Behaviors Can Lead to Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

What Behaviors Can Lead to Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois?

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

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