Domestic Abuse: Definition, Examples and More

By |2021-02-22T13:02:05+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Domestic abuse - in Illinois, called domestic battery - is a crime. But what's the definition of domestic abuse, what does it look like in real life, and what kind of penalties will you pay if [...]

Is Emotional Abuse Considered Domestic Battery?

By |2021-02-08T03:08:28+00:00February 8th, 2021|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

Is emotional abuse considered domestic battery? Here’s what you need to know about this serious criminal charge. Is Emotional Abuse Considered Domestic Battery? Emotional abuse is not domestic battery – although it can be another type [...]

Domestic Battery in Illinois: Everything You Need to Know

By |2021-01-25T12:45:28+00:00January 25th, 2021|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people facing charges of domestic battery in Illinois, you're not sure what happens next - or what the potential consequences of a conviction might be. This guide explains. Domestic Battery in Illinois: [...]

When Women Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Battery

By |2020-12-18T00:17:10+00:00December 14th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Domestic violence against men is a serious crime (the requirements for the crimes of domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery are the same, regardless of gender). However, some men throw out false allegations to gain an [...]

Domestic Violence Charges in Illinois: What You Need to Know

By |2020-10-27T07:20:26+00:00October 26th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Civil Order of Protection, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people facing domestic violence charges - which are technically called domestic battery charges in Illinois - you probably have a lot of questions. First things first: You are always welcome to call [...]

Is Domestic Battery the Same as Domestic Violence?

By |2020-07-15T18:10:32+00:00August 31st, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people, the legal terminology the state of Illinois uses is confusing. So is domestic battery the same as domestic violence? Here's what you need to know. Is Domestic Battery the Same as [...]

How Long Do You Go to Jail for Domestic Violence in Illinois?

By |2020-07-15T18:10:03+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

How long do you go to jail for domestic violence in Illinois? That depends on whether you're found guilty of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, and whether you've ever been convicted of either crime in [...]

What Happens When You Get a Domestic Violence Charge?

By |2020-06-29T11:09:52+00:00June 29th, 2020|Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence|

If you're like many people who have been accused of domestic violence, you want to know what happens next. In fact, you need to know what happens next - your future may depend on it. So [...]

Why Do Domestic Violence Cases Get Dismissed?

By |2020-06-15T19:59:14+00:00June 15th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure what causes a domestic violence case to be dismissed in court. Maybe you’ve been charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, or perhaps you accused someone of [...]

Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped?

By |2020-06-01T17:44:46+00:00June 8th, 2020|Aggravated Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery, Domestic Violence, False Accusations of Domestic Violence|

Can domestic violence charges be dropped? Yes, they can – but only by the state. An alleged victim cannot drop domestic violence charges. Only the prosecutor in the case has that ability. Here’s what you need [...]

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