In Illinois a summons is the official way a court notifies you that a case has been started against you.
In Illinois the domestic battery statute says, 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2 – Illinois Domestic Battery Charge “A person commits domestic battery if he or she knowingly without legal justification by any means:
People v. Rowell, 229 Ill. 2nd 82 (May 2008). Episode 686 (Duration 31:58) What’s the best way to handle legally insufficient criminal charges? In this episode you get a feel for what it’s like working in the criminal law.
The Charging Instrument in Illinois In Illinois there are 3 type of charging instruments. Complaint Indictment Information See 725 ILCS 5/111-1. Go here for more criminal law foundations. The Misdemeanor Complaint In Illinois Criminal misdemeanors are brought by a complaint. In Illinois there are 3 levels of criminal misdemeanors. They are: Class Penalty Range Maximum […]
People v. Hayden, 2018 IL App (4th) 160035 (December). Episode 577 (Duration 7:14) Predatory reversed due to non severance of the charges.