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What Can You Do if Someone Gets an Order of Protection Against You?

By |2016-10-28T15:48:43+00:00July 12th, 2016|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

An order of protection can change the way you live your life—and it can have serious, permanent consequences. So what should you do if someone has taken out an order of protection against you as a result of a

What to Do if You’re Accused of Aggravated Domestic Battery in Chicago

By |2016-10-28T15:48:43+00:00July 8th, 2016|Domestic Violence|

If you’re accused of aggravated domestic battery, your first instinct may be to deny responsibility to the police or investigators who are questioning you. However, that can be a huge mistake—and in most cases, you’re better off keeping your innocence to yourself until you’ve spoken with your

Can a Judge Order You to Go to Domestic Violence Counseling?

By |2016-10-28T15:48:43+00:00June 24th, 2016|Domestic Violence|

If you’re like many people facing domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery charges, or if someone has taken out an order of protection against you, you may be wondering whether you could be sentenced to participate in domestic violence counseling.

Is Domestic Battery a Misdemeanor or Felony in Chicago?

By |2016-10-28T15:48:43+00:00June 20th, 2016|Domestic Battery|

Domestic battery is a crime in the state of Illinois, but if you’re like many people, you’re not sure whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony. Either way, it’s a serious offense that has serious consequences—and the consequences of a conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Is Domestic Battery a Misdemeanor or Felony? Domestic battery is often a Class A misdemeanor, but you need to know that there are two classifications for this crime. In some cases, domestic battery can be a felony. Domestic Battery

What is a Restraining Order in Illinois?

By |2016-10-28T15:48:43+00:00June 13th, 2016|Domestic Violence|

If you’re on the receiving end of an order of protection, you probably have several questions—but one of the most basic may be, “Is an order of protection the same thing as a restraining order?” What is a Restraining Order in Illinois? An order of protection is commonly called a restraining order, and the terms are somewhat interchangeable. A restraining order essentially restrains you from doing certain things (under the prospect of legal punishment). A restraining order under Illinois law is a legal document that a judge signs to order you to stop certain behavior and stay away from the petitioner (the person who asked for the restraining order).

What Happens After Someone Gets an Order of Protection Against You in Chicago?

By |2016-12-15T00:55:31+00:00June 7th, 2016|Domestic Violence|

If someone goes to a judge and requests an order of protection against you in Chicago, the judge will consider the circumstances of the case. If he or she grants the petitioner (the person who requested the order of protection against you) the order, it can: Forbid you from doing certain things Require you to do certain things Make changes to your current custody and visitation arrangements Include specific court decisions about property that you share with the person who filed the order of protection against you In many cases, in order of protection will order you to stop abusive behaviors, stay away from the person who accused you of

What Happens if You’re Convicted of Domestic Battery in Illinois?

By |2016-10-28T15:48:43+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Domestic Violence|

Domestic batteries a very serious charge in the state of Illinois. If up the court convicts you, you’re facing severe consequences—and those consequences can follow you long after you’ve paid your debt to society. So what happens if you’re convicted of domestic battery in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know. What Happens if You’re Convicted of Domestic Battery in Illinois? Typically, domestic battery is a misdemeanor charge. However, in some cases,

When Does Domestic Battery Become a Felony in Chicago?

By |2016-10-28T15:48:44+00:00May 30th, 2016|Domestic Violence|

In some instances, domestic battery is a Class 4 felony in Chicago and the rest of Illinois. Typically, it’s a Class A misdemeanor that results in imprisonment for up to a year and a fine of up to $2,500… but when does it become a felony? When is Domestic Battery a Class 4 Felony in Chicago? Several circumstances can turn a misdemeanor domestic battery charge into a felony charge, including whether the instance involves a child (or whether a child was present), the incident included sexual assault or if you used a firearm. According to