Do You Have to Prove Your Innocence in a Domestic Battery Case?

By |2022-03-29T07:55:50+00:00April 18th, 2022|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

If you've been accused of domestic battery, how do you show the court that you're innocent? You don't. This guide explains. Do You Have to Prove Your Innocence in a Domestic Battery Case? When the state [...]

What is the Illinois Domestic Violence Act?

By |2022-03-29T07:46:55+00:00April 4th, 2022|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

What is the Illinois Domestic Violence Act? Here’s what you need to know about this legislation. What is the Illinois Domestic Violence Act? The Illinois Domestic Violence Act Is in place to prevent the crime of [...]

What to Do if Someone Lies to Police About You Committing Domestic Battery

By |2022-03-12T23:43:37+00:00March 28th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

Unfortunately, sometimes people make up stories to get other people in trouble. That's true from kindergarten to adulthood. But what about instances that have very real, and even terrifying, consequences? What should you do if someone [...]

What is the Penalty for Choking Someone During a Domestic Battery Offense?

By |2022-03-12T23:36:46+00:00March 21st, 2022|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery|

Domestic battery is a serious crime in the state of Illinois, and it's one that could put you behind bars for a significant amount of time. Even more serious, the crime of aggravated domestic battery carries [...]

What Prior Convictions Make Domestic Battery a Felony in Illinois?

By |2022-02-28T04:34:44+00:00March 7th, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you're like many people, you know that domestic battery in Illinois is usually a Class A misdemeanor. However, in some cases it's a Class 4 felony. One of the ways that domestic battery becomes a [...]

What Happens at an Order of Protection Hearing in Illinois?

By |2022-01-31T03:24:49+00:00February 21st, 2022|Domestic Battery|

If you’ve been served with an order of protection, there’s a chance that you weren’t there when the first order was issued – the temporary order that lasts from 14 to 21 days. However, with that [...]

How Long Will an Order of Protection Be On Your Record in Illinois?

By |2022-01-31T03:20:18+00:00February 14th, 2022|Civil Order of Protection|

If someone has obtained an order of protection against you – commonly called a restraining order or a protective order – it can last for several years. During that time, you’ll be prohibited from doing certain [...]

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