Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer

Rosemont Criminal Defense Attorney

Violent crimes such as aggravated battery are prosecuted harshly in the state of Illinois. This can be especially true if the alleged crime was committed against a peace officer, such as a member of law enforcement. A conviction can be punished by decades in jail and thousands of dollars in fines, forever altering your livelihood. After an arrest for aggravated battery, protecting your freedom and your future begins with contacting Ahmad Law Firm. Our Rosemont criminal defense attorneys can work tirelessly to defend your rights and we are only a phone call away.

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Penalties for Battery Involving a Peace Officer

Peace officers belong to a special group named specifically in 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05, which also includes firefighters, emergency medical personnel, handicapped individuals, and those over 60 years of age. When a crime is aimed at a member of this group, defendants can be facing substantially increased penalties. Depending on the severity of events in question, defendants may be facing a Class 3, Class 2, Class 1, or Class X felony. Factors which may lead to increased punishments can include if great bodily harm occurred or if a weapon was used.

Punishments and penalties for aggravated battery against a peace officer can include:

  • A Class X felony is punishable by up to 60 years in prison
  • A Class 1 felony is punishable by up to 15 years in prison
  • A Class 2 felony is punishable by up to 14 years in prison
  • A Class 3 felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison

Additionally, a person found guilty of aggravated battery of any class can incur fines of up to $25,000 and may be ordered to pay restitution to the victims.

Arrested for Battery in Rosemont? Call 312.702.0878

If you have been charged with aggravated battery, we want to hear your side of the story. When an offense involves a peace officer, a prosecutor may take an aggressive approach to your case and you need a dedicated attorney from our firm protecting your rights. Our lead Rosemont criminal defense attorney can bring his years of experience as a former prosecutor to your case, maximizing the strength of your defense.

When you need a hard-hitting defense, look no further than Ahmad Law Firm. Contact us today to get started.