Electronic Harassment Could Result in a Misdemeanor or Felony Charge

In light of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many people are turning to the Internet and electronics to stay in touch with each other. Relying on apps and online services for communication presents unique opportunities - and challenges. If a person is accused of harassment through electronic communications (IL 720-5/26.5-3), they could face Class B…

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Domestic Violence and Domestic Battery Charges in Illinois

Domestic violence and domestic battery charges in the state of Illinois range from Class A Misdemeanors to Class 2 Felonies. The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (720 ILCS 60) recognizes domestic violence as a serious crime, outlines the many interpretations of the charge, and describes law enforcement’s role in protecting citizens. Those individuals charged…

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Violating a Stay-at-Home Order Could Result in a Misdemeanor Charge

Beginning today, Saturday, March 21, through Tuesday, April 7, Illinois residents must comply with a stay-at-home order. Governor Pritzker issued the order in response to a rise in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases around the state in the 24 hours preceding the announcement. Law enforcement considers failure to honor the order as a violation of the Illinois…

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