Assault and Battery Charges in Illinois
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When someone is threatened with physical injury or actually dealt bodily harm, it is considered the violent crime of assault and battery. In most cases, there needs to be an obvious intent to cause the damage to the individual, but it is possible to be charged for negligent battery if your careless actions wounded another person. Additionally, an assault and battery offense can be escalated to a felony violation if any sort of weapon is involved.
If you have been charged with assault and battery, you need a Chicago criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC to represent you in court. Contact us today to start building a strong case in your defense.
You Could Be Facing Harsh Penalties if Convicted
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you could be facing a high level misdemeanor or a felony. Either way, the well-being of your future stability is in serious jeopardy and requires powerful representation from a Chicago criminal defense attorney from our firm.
Penalties commonly used in assault and battery convictions include:
- $1500 to $25,000 fines
- One to five years in state prison
- Restraining orders
- Loss of employment or child custody rights
Should you be sentenced with a felony conviction, your punishments will be even more severe. Rather than taking your chances with an overworked public defender, you should retain professional legal counsel from our firm.
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