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Attorneys for Clients Charged With Assault or Battery in DuPage County

Most people understand that when a person is charged with assault and battery, he or she is facing allegations of violent behavior in violation of the law. What most people do not realize, however, is that assault and battery are two separate charges according to Illinois law, and while they are related, they may be charged separately as well as in conjunction with one another. If you have been charged with assault, battery, or both, the attorneys at McMahon Law Offices have the knowledge and skill to help you navigate the criminal court system.

Addison Counsel for Assault Charges

The Illinois Criminal Code provides that an assault is committed by a person who places another in reasonable apprehension or fear of physical injury or unwanted contact. It is possible for you to be charged with assault even if you never touched another person or caused him or her any physical harm. Simple assault is a Class 3 misdemeanor in Illinois, but the charges may be elevated depending on the location of the alleged offense, the status of the victim, and whether a weapon was present, shown, or discharged. If you have been arrested and charged with assault or behaved in such a way that assault charges may be possible, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can assist you in understanding your options.

Attorneys in Westmont for Clients Charged With Battery

In many cases, battery is a more serious offense than that of assault because battery involves physical contact with another party. A person commits a battery when he or she knowingly and without justification inflicts physical harm on an individual or makes physical contact that is insulting or provoking. Battery may be charged as a Class A misdemeanor, but, as with assault, there are many factors that could greatly increase the severity of the charges and associated penalties.

Former Illinois Prosecutors Now Working For You

At McMahon Law Offices, our lawyers are former prosecutors who fully understand the law and are familiar with the court systems in the counties we serve. We know the tactics and techniques the state is likely to employ in pursuit of a conviction, and we are prepared to help you build an appropriate, responsible defense. Our attorneys can assist you with charges of:

  • Assault;
  • Aggravated assault;
  • Aggravated assault including the use of a weapon or motor vehicle;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Battery;
  • Domestic battery;
  • Aggravated battery;
  • Aggravated battery causing great bodily harm; and
  • Aggravated battery of a child, senior, or police officer.

Schedule a Free Consultation

When you are facing charges related to assault or battery, you need an advocate on your side who will fight to protect your rights. Contact our office today for a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers. Call 630-953-4400 and learn more about how McMahon Law Offices can help you. We are proud to serve clients in and around DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and Cook County.

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