Criminal Assault Lawyer in Arlington Heights
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In Illinois, any intentional behavior which causes reasonable apprehension
of receiving a battery is considered an assault. However, assault is more
than just words; it is a threat of imminent bodily harm in a menacing
tone accompanied by conduct consistent with the threat. These are serious
charges and should not be taken lightly. If you or a loved one is facing
an assault charge, contact a criminal defense lawyer right away!
Understanding Aggravated Assault Charges
A key aspect of assault is the instilling of fear that a physical attack
is going to happen. A conviction is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by
up to 30 days in prison, a fine of up to $1,500, 2 years of probation
and possible restitution.
However, under certain circumstances, an assault charge can be upgraded
to aggravated assault which can be seen as a misdemeanor or a felony.
Aggravated assault occurs when:
- The offender uses a deadly weapon to threaten
- The offender attempts to conceal their identity with a robe or sweater
- The offender uses an object that appears like a firearm
- A special victim—police officer, firefighter, teacher, adult over
60, etc.—is assaulted
- The assault occurs in a public place, public road, school, or in a public facility
- The offender uses a motor vehicle to threaten
Depending on the circumstances, the weapon involved, and the identity of
the victim, an aggravated assault conviction could be punished by up to
30 years in prison, up to $25,000 in fines, years of probation, and additional
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