Domestic Violence

What should I do if I’m charged with domestic violence?

By |2022-05-25T20:31:34+00:00May 25th, 2022||

When called to the scene, the police will speak to both parties. This is a difficult position for a person charged with domestic violence to be in because the smartest thing they can do is remain silent. In the moment, this is the hardest thing to do because you want to explain your side of what happened. Fight [...]

What is domestic violence?

By |2022-05-25T20:35:14+00:00May 24th, 2022||

A battery becomes domestic based on the relationship between the parties. Under 750 ILCS 60, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, protects family or household members from domestic violence. Family or household members include spouses, former spouses, parents, children, stepchildren and other persons related by blood or by present or prior marriage, persons who share or [...]

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