DuPage County Battery Attorney
Serving Elmhurst, Downers Grove, and Throughout Cook County
Assault and/or battery convictions can have a dramatic impact on your life and future. If you or someone you know has been charged with assault or battery in Illinois, it is important to seek an experienced criminal lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law has over three decades of experience successfully litigating these cases and he can put his skilled experience as a DuPage County battery attorney to work for you.
Assault Charges in Illinois
Assault can be alleged when someone places another individual within immediate and a reasonable apprehension of fear. A simple assault may occur when you threaten someone with harm with the apparent ability to carry out that threat or harm. In Illinois, such an example of a simple assault maybe charged as a Class C misdemeanor, with fines up to $500 and up to 30 days in county jail. Aggravated assault occurs when the offender assaults certain individuals such as handicapped persons, government officials and school teachers and/or commits other acts such as discharging a firearm or wearing a mask to conceal their identity. Aggravated assault may be charged as a Class A misdemeanor with fines of up to $2,500 and up to one year in county jail.
Battery Charge Consequences
A Battery involves an unlawful touching of another. Battery may be charged as a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, which could carry a sentence, if convicted, of up to one year in county jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. In most cases, aggravated battery may be a Class 3 felony, carrying fines of up to $25,000 and up to five years in state prison. There are more serious instances of aggravated battery when the charge can be bumped up to a Class 2, Class 1 or even a Class X felony, depending on the circumstances of the case.
If a battery occurs among family members, boyfriends, girlfriends or other household members, then it is classified as a domestic battery. For first time offenders, a domestic battery conviction is a Class A misdemeanor. Multiple convictions can bump it up to a Class 4 felony. Court supervision, a lesser disposition of a criminal matter that avoids a conviction on your record, is not available in this type of matter. A conviction for domestic battery may result in jail time and a substantial fine and court costs. It may also become a matter of record that affects your future plans. If you have been charged with assault or battery in Illinois, you need an aggressive defense to ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact Michael V. LoCicero, Attorney at Law today at 630-932-7007 for a free consultation. Our DuPage County battery attorney represents clients for assault, and other criminal charges in Cook County, DuPage County, Chicago, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Oak Brook, Itasca, Hillside, Lemont, and Naperville.