domestic battery

Can a child get an order of protection against a parent in Illinois?

March 6, 2010
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Children may seek an order of protection against a parent under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act, found at 750 ILCS 60/1 et seq. An order of protection is commonly referred to as a restraining order. To be entitled to an order of protection, the petitioner must show that he or she has been the victim […]

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Illinois State Police can deny Firearm Owner’s Identification Card to persons convicted of domestic offenses

March 6, 2010
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Illinois requires all persons who own or purchase firearms to register for a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID card). It is a criminal offense to possess a weapon without a FOID card. The firearms owner must submit the application to the Illinois State Police, who will conduct a thorough background check to see if the […]

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Can parents in Illinois get charged with domestic battery for striking their children?

February 21, 2010
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Domestic battery is a serious criminal offense in Illinois. The first offense is a Class A misdemeanor for which the court can sentence the defendant to up to one year in jail and order the defendant to pay a $2,500 fine. Also, the minimum sentence for domestic battery is a conviction that cannot be expunged […]

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What happens on a second offense of domestic battery in Illinois?

February 17, 2010
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Domestic battery enhanced is a Class 4 felony in Illinois. It is based on a prior domestic battery or violation of an order of protection.

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What is domestic battery under Illinois law?

February 17, 2010
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Illinois law says that domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail.

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How do I get an order of protection against someone in Illinois?

February 2, 2010
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This article explains the process in Illinois of applying for a plenary order of protection, which is a two-year order prohibiting contact between family or household members.

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