Aurora Assault & Battery Defense Attorney
Lawyer In Kane County for Clients Charges With Violent Crimes
At Ramirez Law we understand that just about everyone loses their temper every now and again. You may get angry and say things that you do not really mean, and you may even threaten another person with physical harm. Most of the time, nothing comes of the situation; everyone calms down with no real damage done. In some cases, however, things go a little too far and suddenly you are facing criminal charges for assault and battery. If this has happened to you, you need a lawyer who is ready to stand up and protect your rights.
ASSAULT & BATTERY DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN AURORA
The terms "assault" and "battery" are frequently used in conjunction with one another, and many people use the words interchangeably. Under the law in Illinois, they are two separate charges with distinct definitions, each of them potentially very serious. To understand the definition of assault, you must first know what constitutes battery.
The Illinois Criminal Code defines battery as physical contact with another person that inflicts bodily harm or physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. Assault, by comparison, is the placing of another person under the reasonable expectation of receiving a battery. Lunging toward a person to throw a punch, for example, is likely assault while landing the punch would likely be considered battery.
Offenses of assault and battery may be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on a number of factors including the age, status, or occupation of the victim and whether a firearm was involved or discharged. The severity of the penalties may also vary, but there is no such thing as a minor charge of assault or battery.
Attorney Viviana Ramirez realizes that there are at least two sides to every story, and we will listen carefully to you. We are prepared to investigate the circumstances of your arrest and will work to find any and all information that can be used in building your defense. With our aggressive yet responsible approach, we recognize that in certain situations, it may be appropriate to negotiate with prosecutors to limit the impact on your future. In others, a full jury trial may be necessary, and we are equipped to take your case into the courtroom as well.
If you are facing charges of assault, battery or any other violent offense, contact our office immediately for a free, confidential consultation by calling 630.480.6345. From our law offices in Aurora & Chicago Illinois, Ramirez Law proudly serves clients throughout Kane County, DuPage County, Kendall County and Cook County including, but not limited to, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Elgin, Wheaton, Warrenville, Naperville, Elburn, Campton Hills, Wayne, Winfield and the city of Chicago.