Monthly Archives: April 2019

IS PROTECTING MY PROPERTY A DEFENSE TO DOMESTIC BATTERY?

During a break-up, your now ex-girlfriend refused to give you your I-phone. She taunted you by threatening to drop it into a sink full of water, so you grabbed her and yanked it out of her hand. Now you are … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS BATTERY TO A CHILD: WHEN DOES SPANKING GO TOO FAR?

At what point does a parent’s right to discipline his or her child turn into a felony? Under Illinois law, parents who believe in corporal punishment may use it to discipline their children as long as such punishment is necessary … Continue reading

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THE CRIME OF FORGERY IN ILLINOIS

You altered a check made payable to your girlfriend, or you used her digital signature to get at her funds. Or maybe you used counterfeit money to pay for an expensive TV. Now you are charged with forgery. What is … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN ILLINOIS?

In Illinois, some types of disorderly conduct are more serious than others. Disorderly conduct can mean creating a public disturbance or peeping in windows, but it can also mean filing a false police report as was charged in the recent … Continue reading

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