Domestic Battery in Illinois

The most serious misdemeanor offense you can face in Illinois is Domestic Battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.2). Only a DUI (625 ILCS 5/11-503) may jeopardize your career, family circumstances, and personal life as much as a conviction for Domestic Battery. For example, a conviction for Domestic Battery makes you ineligible for a Firearm Owner Identification Card…

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Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding

In addition to Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol (625 ILCS 5/11-501) or Reckless Driving (625 ILCS 5/11-503), there are other traffic offenses in Illinois that are serious, such as Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a peace officer (625 ILCS 5/11-204.1). The Illinois Vehicle Code defines aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude…

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Unlawful Use of a Weapon in Illinois

Weapon and firearm offenses are serious criminal cases for prosecuting attorneys in both Federal and Illinois State courts. A common charge is Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Though other weapon types fall under this charge, let’s look at this law as it pertains to firearms. The consequences of a gun crime are severe, especially if…

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