Battery in Illinois

Seek Legal Representation from Our Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for battery in Chicago and all surrounding areas, it’s imperative to retain legal services from an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. At Ahmad Law Firm, our legal team is devoted to helping our clients obtain the results they desire.

We believe that everyone deserves a right to a fair trial, which is why we want to provide you with a counselor at law you can trust. Not only are we going to protect your rights and reputation, but we want to develop a personal relationship with you as well.

Penalties for Battery

According to 720 ILCS 5/12-3, an individual commits battery if he or she knowingly or purposefully causes bodily harm to someone else or engages in physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with a person without legal justification by any means. Battery is typically charged when an individual is involved in a fight where there was evidence of punching, kicking, biting, slapping, pushing, shoving and hair pulling.

Battery is considered a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a prison sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine of $2,500. However, the judge may authorize probation as oppose to prison time, which includes community service and counseling.

Have a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

Our Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyers have what it takes to get your charges reduces or have your case entirely thrown out. As former prosecutors, our legal team has a firm understanding of state laws and court proceedings to help you navigate through the complexities of your case and anticipate how the prosecution is going to approach your case. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm in order to get your life back to normal.

Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.