A Battery is when someone intentionally or knowingly, and without legal justification, causes bodily harm to an individual or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual. (720 ILCS 5/12-3).
A common misunderstanding is that someone must be hurt or struck in order for a battery to occur. As long as physical contact is made in an insulting or provoking nature, and that touching is not wanted by the person receiving the touching, then Illinois law considers it to be a battery. If the people involved in the incident are family members, or boyfriend and girlfriend, then you can be charged with a Domestic Battery.
Battery is a Class A misdemeanor which carries up to 364 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. Probation, supervision and conditional discharge may be an alternative sentence to jail in most cases. The Legal Defenders have extensive experience representing individuals charged with Battery and can help you avoid a conviction and keep your criminal record clean.
Aggravated Battery is a Class 3 felony. Although probation is an option, it can carry a sentence of between 3 to 5 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.00. The Illinois criminal defense lawyers at the Legal Defenders have extensive experience representing individuals charged with Aggravated Battery and know what can be done to help you avoid a conviction, a prison sentence, fines, and can help you keep your criminal record clean.
Aggravated Battery is described under 720 ILCS 5/12 4.
With over 40 years of experience, the lawyers at Legal Defenders have a proven track record of winning criminal cases. Our lawyers give you the best chance of winning your Battery case.
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