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Chicago Assault & Battery Attorney

Serving Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake & Will Counties

If you are charged with an assault or battery charge in Illinois, there are very serious consequences. There are two different types of assault, which include aggravated assault and simple assault. In order to be charged with assault, you do not have to come into physical contact with the other person, but there may have been a reasonable belief that battery was going to occur. Aggravated assault is when a simple assault is combined with the use of a deadly weapon. Battery differs from assault in that it involves physical contact. If you are charged with aggravated battery, it means you caused great bodily harm or even permanent disability to the other person.

There are a variety of consequences for assault and battery, which can range from jail time, to hefty fines and mandatory community service. Probation may be available in certain situations. The following shows the classification for each offense:

A Class A misdemeanor carries a sentence of jail time for up to 354 days and a fine of up to $2500. A Class 3 felony has a jail sentence of up to 5 years and a fine that can extend to $25,000. If the assault and battery charge is also considered to be domestic violence, there are additional consequences and even harsher sentences. A conviction of aggravated battery with a firearm can lead to a prison sentence of up to 60 years.

An assault or battery conviction has extremely serious and harsh consequences, which is why you need to seek the legal counsel of an experienced and proficient criminal defense attorney. Hartsfield Law has the necessary skills and experience to help defend his clients’ freedom and protect their legal rights.

Free Consultation with an Illinois Assault & Battery Defense Attorney

If you have questions, contact us today for a free consultation at 312-345-1700 or info@hartsfield-law.com.

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