Claims of domestic violence are very serious and can be addressed in both the civil and criminal courts in Illinois. When allegations of physical violence or harm are made against an Illinois resident, they may have to defend themselves against these charges. Convictions on criminal domestic violence charges, including domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery, can have significant consequences that may affect the individual's rights.
When investigating crime, police in Lake County collect various kinds of evidence to bolster the state's case. One major category of evidence is physical evidence. For drug crimes, physical evidence could include drugs and paraphernalia allegedly found in the suspect's possession. When collecting this evidence, police must follow rules laid down by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Anyone who has been in a relationship or has raised a family knows that the calling can be very stressful at times. Particularly when relationships are not going well or even failing altogether, emotions can run high. People often do things that they ordinarily would not in these situations.