Experienced Defense For Assault And Battery Charges
The legal team at Shifrin Law Group is committed to protecting the best interests of individuals throughout the Chicago area. Our assault and battery defense lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through the legal process with the client-centered, results-driven representation you deserve.
Understanding The Charge You Face
Assault and battery charges are not synonymous and have different definitions and consequences.
Assault: Any intentional conduct putting an individual in a position that causes them to reasonably fear physical harm is considered assault. This includes threatening violence toward another person and does not require physical contact. In Illinois, words alone are not counted as assault but you may be charged with assault if your words and conduct together cause someone to reasonably believe they are about to be injured.
Aggravated Assault: Aggravated Assault is when someone knowingly commits an assault on a physically handicapped person or a person who is of 60 years of age or older. Aggravated Assault can either be a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois or it may be sometimes charged as a felony.
Battery: In Illinois, battery is defined as insulting or provoking physical contact or causing bodily harm to another. Battery can consist of anything from pushing to hitting someone, or even grabbing and tearing another person’s clothing.
Discuss Your Options With A Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer
Simple assault and battery are misdemeanors in Illinois, but charges and penalties can vary depending on the details of the case. If you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony level assault and/or battery, contact us at Shifrin Law Group for a free consultation about your case. Call 312-766-4223 or complete our online form to learn how we can help. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.