Domestic Violence Allegations in Divorce Cases

By | 2017-05-15T16:37:54+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Divorce, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Unfortunately, many divorcing couples also have to deal with domestic battery accusations—and they’re not always true. Thousands of domestic violence cases are filed throughout the U.S. each year. Sometimes one spouse throws out a domestic battery [...]

When Can You Claim Self-Defense in a Domestic Battery Case?

By | 2017-05-01T23:54:04+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, Self-Defense|

One of the most common defenses against a domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery charge is self-defense. But is that reasonable? What will happen in court if you claim self-defense, particularly if the person accusing you [...]

What Crimes Are Considered Domestic Battery in Chicago?

By | 2017-04-03T16:46:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Domestic Battery|

First things first: If you’ve been accused of any type of domestic violence crime, you probably need to talk to a top domestic battery lawyer in Chicago. What Crimes Are Considered “Domestic Battery” in Chicago? The [...]

What Goes Into a Domestic Violence Defense Strategy?

By | 2017-03-20T16:57:29+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

Domestic battery is a serious crime in the state of Illinois, and if you’re convicted, you could be looking at extremely harsh consequences (domestic battery can be a misdemeanor or felony in Illinois). That’s why your [...]

What to Do if Someone Gets an Order of Protection Against You

By | 2017-03-06T15:10:42+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Civil Order of Protection|

If someone takes out an order of protection against you, you may need to call a Chicago domestic battery lawyer immediately. An order of protection is a serious legal document—and you can get into serious trouble [...]

Aggravated Domestic Battery and Illinois Law

By | 2017-02-20T16:51:16+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

Aggravated domestic battery is a serious offense in Illinois, and if you’ve been accused of committing it, you may want to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. The text of the law, [...]

Domestic Violence Defense: What You Need to Know

By | 2017-01-06T21:27:08+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

For most people accused of domestic violence, it’s smart to work with a domestic violence defense law firm. However, most people — especially those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence — don’t know what [...]

Is Domestic Violence a Felony or Misdemeanor in Illinois?

By | 2016-12-15T16:36:40+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

In the state of Illinois, domestic violence can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Domestic battery — the term for the crime of causing bodily harm to a family or household member, or making physical [...]