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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: IL

By Illinois, Policy

ILLINOIS allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: This Illinois law allows a…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: IL

By Illinois, Policy

ILLINOIS is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, The state eavesdropping statute formerly required all parties to consent to the recording of any conversation or communication, or potentially face felony charges and/or civil liability. In 2014 the Illinois Supreme Court declared the law overly…

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