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Chicago Aggravated Battery Defense
Under Illinois statute, the crime of aggravated battery is divided into seven categories, arrising out of the commision of a battery. A battery is a crime under Illinois law that is defined as knowingly causing bodily harm to another person, or physically touching another person in a provoking or insulting way. 720 ILCS 5/12-3(a). A potential defendant can increase the charge of a battery to an aggravated battery based on his conduct towrds certain victims or by using a device or a weapon.
A person can be charged with aggravated battery based on the following:
Penalties for Aggravated Battery in Illinois
In most cases, aggravated batteries are charged in Illinois as class 3 felonies, which could carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Some of the actions by the defendant detailed above could lead to the aggravated battery to be charged as a class 1 or 2 felony, leading to a much longer prison sentence.
CHICAGO DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you are arrested and charged with battery or aggravated battery, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend your rights. The serious nature of the charges and potential lengthy prison terms require that you hire a defense attorney immediately. Contact Chicago Aggravated Battery Defense Attorney Sam A. Odeh for a consultation on your case.
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