Understanding Domestic Violence Charges

Under Illinois law, an individual commits “assault” when, “without lawful authority, he or she knowingly engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.” That means that assault is committed when

In Illinois, there are about 50 different "bodily harm" offenses described in the Illinois Compiled Statutes.  For example, Assault, Aggravated assault, Battery, Aggravated battery, Aggravated Battery to a senior citizen, Domestic battery, Aggravated domestic battery,