Assault/Aggravated Assault

What is Assault?

Under (720 ILCS 5/12-1), you can be guilty of an Assault if you engage in conduct that places another person in a reasonable apprehension of receiving a Battery. You do not have to physically harm or touch someone to be charged with the crime of Assault. An example of an Assault is when someone points a weapon or dangerous object at someone, like a knife or gun, in a threatening manner. The Illinois criminal defense Lawyers at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault in Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane County.

What is the Sentence for Assault?

A simple Assault is a Class C misdemeanor which carries a minimum of no jail to a maximum of 30 days in jail and a fine of no more than $500.00. The Illinois criminal defense lawyers at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault in Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane County.

What is Aggravated Assault?

Aggravated Assault is described in 720 ILCS 5/12-2.

The Illinois criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Aggravated Assault throughout Illinois.

What is the Sentence for Aggravated Assault?

Generally speaking, Aggravated Assault is a Class A misdemeanor. However, if it involves a discharge of a firearm or the victim was a correctional officer, it is a Class 4 felony. Any potential sentence involves the specific facts of the case along with any criminal record that you may have prior to being charged with this offense.

Why Hire The Legal Defenders as Your Lawyer for Your Assault Case?

The criminal defense attorneys at The Legal Defenders understand the impact that a criminal conviction can have on your life. The criminal defense lawyers at The Legal Defenders will look at the specific facts of your case and determine the best defense for you. Since many cases involving assault involve difficult questions concern "reasonable apprehension" and whether you were intending to place someone in fear of receiving a battery, each case must be evaluated individually and each factor has to be taken into consideration when coming up with an effective plan of attack.

The criminal defense lawyers at The Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault and Aggravated Assault in Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane County and will use their extensive experience and skills in coming up with an effective and winning courtroom strategy to defend you in your case involving assault.

If you are being charged with Assault or Aggravated Assault in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County or Kane County, give us a call.  We can help.

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