Defense Attorneys for Clients Accused of Assault or Battery in DuPage County and Surrounding Areas.
It is a common understanding that facing charges of assault and battery implies being accused of violent misconduct that violates the law. However, what many people may not realize is that Illinois law distinguishes between assault and battery as separate offenses, and while closely related, they can be charged individually or in conjunction with each other. If you find yourself charged with assault, battery, or both, the legal team at McMahon Law Offices possesses the expertise and capabilities to assist you in navigating the criminal justice system.
Legal Representation for Assault Charges
According to the Illinois Criminal Code, an assault occurs when an individual puts another person in reasonable fear of physical harm or unwanted physical contact. It's essential to recognize that you can face assault charges without actually physically touching or harming another person. In Illinois, simple assault is categorized as a Class 3 misdemeanor, but the charges can escalate based on factors such as the location of the alleged incident, the status of the victim, and the presence, display, or use of a weapon. If you have been arrested or are concerned that you may be facing assault charges due to your behavior, our seasoned criminal defense attorneys are here to help you comprehend your legal options.
Attorneys for Clients Accused of Battery
In many instances, battery is considered a more serious offense compared to assault because it involves physical contact with another party. Battery is defined as knowingly and without justification inflicting physical harm on an individual or engaging in physical contact that is offensive or provocative. Battery charges can be classified as a Class A misdemeanor, but similar to assault, numerous factors can significantly enhance the severity of the charges and their associated penalties.
Former Illinois Prosecutors Now Advocating for You
At McMahon Law Offices, our attorneys bring former prosecutorial experience to your defense. We have a comprehensive understanding of the law and are well-acquainted with the court systems in the counties we serve. This familiarity enables us to anticipate the strategies and methods that the state is likely to employ in their pursuit of a conviction. We are fully prepared to assist you in building a responsible, appropriate defense. Our legal team is equipped to handle charges related to:
- Assault/Aggravated assault
- Aggravated assault involving weapons or motor vehicles
- Sexual assault
- BatteryDomestic battery
- Aggravated battery
- Aggravated battery causing severe bodily harm
- Aggravated battery involving a child, senior citizen, or police officer
Arrange a Free Consultation
When you are confronted with charges related to assault or battery, it is crucial to have a dedicated advocate on your side who will vigorously protect your rights. Reach out to our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers. Call 630-953-4400 to learn more about how McMahon Law Offices can provide assistance. Our attorneys are dedicated to serving individuals and families in Chicago, Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Westmont, Lombard, DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Will County, and throughout the surrounding area.