Monthly Archives: February 2022

DO ILLINOIS POLICE HAVE TO ARREST ME IF THEY SUSPECT I COMMITTED DOMESTIC BATTERY?

Although some states require an officer to make an arrest, Illinois does not. Under Illinois law, whenever an officer has reason to believe that you have abused, neglected, or exploited a family or household member, the officer shall immediately use … Continue reading

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CAN I BE CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC BATTERY BECAISE A THIRD PARTY WAS OFFENDED BY MY CONDUCT?

Not necessarily. A recent Illinois case has clarified that your physical contact must be insulting or provoking to the victim, not a third party. Under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2, you commit domestic battery if you knowingly without legal justification by any … Continue reading

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