Chicago Aggravated Battery Defense Attorney
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Illinois Clients against Aggravated Battery charges.
Aggravated Battery is considered a very serious criminal charge. At its lowest level, battery is labeled a Class “A” misdemeanor with a maximum jail sentence of 364 days. However, most charges of Aggravated Battery are considered Class 2 felonies. If convicted, you will face a range of 3-7 years in prison with a maximum fine of $25,000.00 and the felony conviction can never be removed from your criminal records.
A battery charge becomes “aggravated” if the case has an additional factor that elevates the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. Some facts that could make a battery aggravated are:
- Committing great bodily harm or permanent disability;
- Use of a weapon;
- Committing a battery against a police officer, security officer, correctional employee, or a person over 60 years old;
- Committing a battery in a public