Illinois Assault and Battery Attorney
Assault and battery are two separate crimes, but they are often charged together. Assault is when one person places another person in reasonable apprehension of an imminent battery. That means, you can be charged for physically threatening someone with harm even if you do not make physical contact with that person. Battery, on the other hand, is when one person actually causes bodily harm to another person or makes insulting or provoking contact with another person. Both of these crimes have serious consequences whether they are charged as misdemeanors or felonies. At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, we are experienced in defending clients against all types of assault and battery charges.
Aggravated Assault and Battery Defense in Illinois
There are several circumstances that cause assault and battery charges to be elevated to aggravated assault and aggravated battery, which are usually felonies. These include:
- Use of a deadly weapon, firearm
- Victim is a police officer, teacher, senior citizen, child or other protected class
- Incident occurred in a public place or street
Assault & Battery Case Successes
In a Misdemeanor Domestic Battery case in DuPage County the prosecutor dismissed the charges pretrial because of insufficient evidence.
Felony assault and battery charges are taken very seriously in the State of Illinois. Convictions can result in decades of prison time. It’s essential to hire an experienced attorney to defend your freedom and your future.
At the Law Offices of Peter M. Tumminaro, we treat each case individually. No matter what the circumstances of your arrest, you have rights. A former prosecutor, Attorney Peter M. Tumminaro uses his experience on the other side of the courtroom to build strong defenses on behalf of his clients. He treats every client with dignity and respect and provides personalized service to ensure that his clients’ needs are taken care of throughout the legal process.
If you or a loved one is charged with assault or battery in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will, McHenry or Kendall County, contact us to discuss the case. Our firm is dedicated to helping clients successfully navigate their legal problems so that they can move on with their lives in a positive direction.