Aggravated Battery

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:

  1. Committing great bodily harm or permanent disability;
  2. Use of a weapon;
  3. Committing a battery against a police officer, security officer, correctional employee, or a person over 60 years old;
  4. Committing a battery in a public