DuPage County Assault and Aggravated Assault Attorneys
Legal Advocates Serving Northern Illinois Clients Charged with Assault
Being charged with a violent crime can be extremely frightening and is often overwhelming. The potential impact to your life can be severe and the uncertainty of the situation can be very stressful and confusing. Assault or aggravated assault charges, in particular, can be particularly challenging as many do not fully understand the implications or even what exactly such charges include. When you have been charged with assault or a related offense, the team at the Davi Law Group is ready and willing to advocate on your behalf and help you navigate a difficult situation.
Reliable Assault and Aggravated Assault Lawyers
Under Illinois law, assault is defined as unlawful conduct that places another person “in reasonable apprehension” of physical harm or contact of an insulting or provoking nature. The act of causing harm or actually making such contact constitutes battery, which is often charged in conjunction in assault. In most cases, simple assault is charged as a Class C misdemeanor, potentially carrying penalties of a prison sentence, probation, and substantial fines.
Our attorneys are equipped to help you build a responsible, effective defense against assault charges, and will work with you to minimize the possible impact to your future. The battle, however, can become much more complicated if additional factors elevated the charges to aggravated assault. Assault charges may be considered aggravated based on a number of potential considerations including:
- The age, disability, or occupation of the victim: Assault committed against a person over 60, a disabled person, teacher, law enforcement or corrections officer, and others constitutes aggravated assault;
- The location of the offense: Aggravated assault may be alleged based on the conduct occurring in public, on public property, or at a sports venue;
- The use of a firearm or vehicle in committing the act; and
- The intentional concealment of the alleged perpetrator’s identity by means of a hood or mask.
Depending upon the circumstances of the case, charges for aggravated assault may be as severe as a Class 3 felony, with potential penalties including up to five years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.
Chicagoland Legal Counsel for Assault and Aggravated Assault Defense
As with any criminal charges, defending formal allegations of assault or aggravated assault begins with a comprehensive investigation of the case. When you call the Davi Law Group, our experienced attorneys will go right to work in assembling the relevant details. We will review all evidence and police reports, uncover available information, and interview witnesses when necessary to fully understand the nature of the situation. Our team will also ensure that all procedures have been properly followed and that your rights have not been violated.
The Davi Law Group was founded with the goal of providing quality legal services to the residents of DuPage County and the surrounding area. It is our belief that every person deserves responsible, affordable representation when facing criminal charges such as assault or aggravated assault. We will work hard to help protect your future, and reduce the potential impact of such charges on your life. By exploring available alternatives or by negotiating with prosecutors when necessary, we are prepared to help you find a reasonable, workable resolution to your case.
If you have been charged with assault or aggravated assault, contact our office. Schedule a get-to-know-you consultation today by calling 630-580-6373. Financing options are available. We are proud to serve clients throughout Kane, Cook, Will, Kendall, and DuPage Counties.