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Itasca Assault and Battery Lawyer

Addison Aggravated Assault Lawyer

Attorneys Representing Clients Accused of Assault in DuPage County

If you have been charged with assault or battery, you need a legal advocate by your side who knows how to fight these charges aggressively and effectively. At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we understand that being arrested and charged with a crime can turn your world completely upside down. That is why we make our clients' freedom our top priority. Our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys have more than two decades of legal experience helping clients fight assault and battery charges. We are fully prepared to put our experience to work for you.

Illinois Assault and Battery Defense

You may be surprised to learn that you can actually be charged with assault or battery even if you do not physically injure someone. In order to be convicted of an assault charge, the prosecution must only show that you intentionally placed someone in "reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery." In other words, you acted in such a way that you made another person fearful of impending violence.

An individual commits battery when he or she deliberately causes bodily harm to another or makes physical contact with another person of a provoking or offensive nature. For example, if you and another person got into an argument in a bar and you pushed the other person while threatening him or her, you could be charged with assault. If the argument escalated and you punched the person causing a broken nose, this would likely be considered battery.

Consequences of an Assault and Battery Conviction

Assault is a Class C misdemeanor offense in Illinois and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail, a fine of $1,500, and/or up to 120 hours of community service. An assault charge may be elevated to an aggravated assault charge if certain aggravating circumstances were present. If the assault caused great bodily harm, permanent disfigurement, permanent disability, a deadly weapon was used in the commission of the crime, or if other special circumstances are present, you will face much harsher penalties. Aggravated assault can be considered a Class A misdemeanor or a Class 4 felony. If you are convicted of aggravated assault you could be incarcerated for up to three years in addition to facing heavy fines.

Battery is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. If certain aggravating factors are present, such as if the battery took place on school grounds, the charge can be elevated to aggravated battery. Aggravated battery is a felony offense punishable by up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $25,000.

Put Our Team on Your Side

If you have been charged with assault or battery, do not let the police question you without an attorney present. Contact Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. so we can start building a strong defense against your criminal charges. We will go right to work in investigating the details and circumstances of your arrest. From there, we will help you explore all of your available options while ensuring that your rights and best interests are fully protected.

Call 630-875-1700 Today

For more information about our firm, including how we can help you face assault and battery charges, contact our office. Call 630-875-1700 to schedule a free, confidential consultation today. We serve clients in Itasca Addison, Wood Dale, Bensenville, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Cook County, DuPage County, and the neighboring areas.

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