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Assault & Battery Defense in Chicago

Our Assault & Battery Lawyer Can Help

In the state of Illinois, the criminal charge of battery (720 ILCS 5/12-13) is defined as "the act of intentionally causing bodily harm to another person or making physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature."

Typically a misdemeanor, a battery charge can be classified as a felony if the person accused inflicts serious physical harm on the alleged victim. A conviction carries up to a year in jail, fines of up to $2,500, a permanent criminal record, and difficulty getting a job, housing, or education.

How Is Assault Different from Battery?

An assault charge differs from battery in that it does not require that any physical contact be made between the alleged victim and the accused person. Assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony and if convicted is punishable by jail or prison time and fines of up to $25,000. If assault is committed against a law enforcement officer, senior citizen, or a teacher, it is charged as a felony. If a weapon is used, a simple assault can be charged as a felony aggravated assault.

I've Been Charged with Battery or Assault. What Next?

If you have been charged with battery or assault, our firm is on your side. As soon as possible after charges have been filed, contact a knowledgeable Chicago criminal defense attorney at our firm to meet for a free case consultation. We get to work right away developing a thorough and aggressive defense on your behalf and are available to our clients to answer questions or address concerns about the process every step of the way.

We represent clients facing any of the following charges in Chicago:

  • Aggravated battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.05)
  • Assault (720 ILCS 5/12-1)
  • Battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3)

We Have More Than 20 Years of Experience

Call the Law Office of Steven Fine as soon as possible at (312) 436-0638 so that we can get started on your case right away. We are available 24/7 for your convenience and peace of mind. Our Chicago criminal defense attorney is highly experienced and capable and has an Avvo Rating of 9.7 "Superb."

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