What Are The Penalties For An Assault Conviction?
Assault and battery charges are often charged together. Assault is simply the act of putting someone in imminent fear of physical contact that could result in harm or injury. Having physical contact with or actually injuring someone is not a required element of assault. The person need only be afraid that he or she will be harmed or injured in some way. A charge of battery is applicable when you have unwanted physical contact with someone else that is either offensive or causes injury.
Assault is a Class C misdemeanor and battery is a Class A misdemeanor. Assault can carry up to 30 days in jail and up to $1,500 in fines. Battery can carry a sentence of up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
These are serious consequences for charges that are often based on disputes or misunderstandings that may have simply escalated to far. Securing an effective defense against these charges is the only logical response.
At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, our Naperville assault lawyer brings skills to the aid of our clients that are based on more than 30 years of experience in the DuPage County criminal courts. Attorney Philip Nathe has experience as a probation officer, a prosecutor and, since 1990, as a criminal defense attorney in private practice. Our experience can make the difference between you facing conviction and serious jail time and acquittal or dismissal of charges.
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A conviction for assault and battery charges can affect your life beyond the criminal penalties you are dealt. We will work to provide the best possible defense, pursuing your best possible outcome. Connect with our office now — call 630-364-4621, toll free at 888-583-6197 or via email.
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