Joliet Aggravated Battery Lawyer
Aggravated Battery Attorney in Will County
What Is Battery?
A battery can be defined as any unwanted touching or striking that causes physical harm. This constitutes a simple assault due to the fact that these actions are intentional and carry with them the possibility of has the experience and skill you need in a qualified attorney who will truly represent your rights and interests. Having dealt with numerous cases regarding crimes of violence, he has the resources to provide you with the best legal representation possible for your battery charge.
Understanding the Law of Aggravated Battery In Illinois
According to Illinois law, a person commits aggravated battery when he or she knowingly causes great bodily harm to another such individual without legal justification. If you have been arrested and charged with aggravated battery, you may have a hard time defending yourself even if you are innocent. You should get help from an experienced aggravated battery lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.
Under Illinois law, 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05, you can be found guilty of aggravated battery if you commit a battery to another person and cause them great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement. This crime is very broad because it doesn’t matter what kind of violence is done to the victim. The punishment for this crime also ranges from great bodily harm to death.
In addition to potentially serving jail time, you may also end up with a lasting criminal record – a criminal conviction on your background can make it difficult for you to get a job, attend college, or may make it difficult to find housing to rent in the future.
The most common aggravated battery charge carries the possibility of 2-5 years in prison. When the crime is against a police officer the range is 3-7 years in jail. In some cases the penalty can be as high as 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. If convicted, you could face an extended time in prison, heavy fines of up to $25,000, and other penalties that can have a devastating effect on the rest of your life.
There are other factors that can impact your aggravated battery charge or the kind of penalties that you may face if you convicted. Some involve the type of injury sustained, such as if the victim were permanently disabled or disfigured. Other factors considered are whether the victim was a public servant such as a police officer or firefighter who was injured in the course of performing duties.
Contact A Joliet Aggravated Battery Lawyer For Help
Attorney Neil Patel has the experience and knowledge to help you protect your rights and interests. Having dealt with thousands of cases, he has the resources and experience to best represent you for your aggravated battery charge. Call The Law Offices of Neil Patel TODAY for a free consultation!