Belleville Assault Defense Attorney

Charged with Assault? Get Legal Help Now!

Facing assault charges can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you could be facing serious penalties and jail time. Fortunately, our Belleville assault attorney can fight for you and help you to avoid the most serious consequences.

Attorney Roustio has handled numerous assault cases throughout his career and has helped many clients to avoid serious penalties. Let our firm's experience and expertise work for you and help you to fight your assault charges.

Call Roustio Law Firm at (618) 266-2617 to schedule a free initial consultation with our Belleville assault defense attorney!

What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery in Illinois?

Assault refers to the act of intentionally causing a person to fear that they are in imminent danger of physical harm. It does not require physical contact to occur.

On the other hand, battery involves intentional, knowing, or reckless physical contact with another person that causes bodily harm or is of an insulting or provoking nature. Unlike assault, battery requires actual physical contact to occur.

What are the Penalties for Assault and Battery in Illinois?

In Illinois, assault and battery are typically classified as misdemeanors, but they can be charged as felonies under certain circumstances.

Penalties for assault in Illinois include:

  • Misdemeanor assault: A Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,500.
  • Aggravated assault: If the assault involves the use of a deadly weapon, or if it is committed against certain protected individuals (such as police officers, firefighters, teachers, or healthcare workers), it can be charged as a felony. The penalties for aggravated assault can include imprisonment for up to 3 years and fines of up to $25,000.

Penalties for battery in Illinois:

  • Misdemeanor battery: A Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
  • Aggravated battery: Aggravated battery involves more serious injuries or specific circumstances, such as the use of a firearm, strangulation, or committing battery against certain protected individuals. Aggravated battery can be charged as a felony and carries varying penalties based on the severity of the offense, ranging from imprisonment for up to 2-5 years for a Class 3 felony to up to 30 years or more for a Class X felony.

Assault charges can be very serious and result in penalties that can greatly affect your life. Without an experienced and dedicated attorney on your side, you could be facing serious consequences. Mr. Roustio understands how serious these charges can be and will fight to help you avoid the most serious penalties.

Ready to Protect Your Rights

If you have been charged with assault, you need an aggressive and experienced assault defense attorney to represent you in court. At Roustio Law Firm, our Belleville assault attorney can defend you against your assault charges and help you to avoid the most serious penalties.

Contact Roustio Law Firm today at (618) 266-2617 to schedule a free consultation with our assault defense attorney in Belleville!

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