Under Illinois law, assault and battery are separate crimes. Assault is defined as an act that makes another person have reasonable apprehension of battery. Battery means intentionally or knowingly and without legal justification causing bodily harm to another person, or making an insulting or provoking physical contact with a person.
Examples of aggravated assault are assault with a mask or a weapon, or assault against a person the offender knows is a government employee, a person with a disability, a police officer, or a senior citizen. Aggravated battery is a battery committed under the same particular circumstances as aggravated assault.
Other laws make battery of particular people, such as family members, criminal acts. These laws include domestic battery, battery or aggravated battery of an unborn child, aggravated battery of a child or institutionalized mentally ill person, and aggravated battery of a senior citizen.
As a former state’s Attorney, understands the serious repercussions that an assault or battery charge may have on your life or that of a family member or friend.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan, we are proud to represent and care about our clients, and we thrive on winning cases for them.
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