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Aggravated Assault Attorney in La Grange, Illinois

Aggravated Assault General Information

An assault occurs when an individual knowingly engages in conduct that places another individual in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.

As explained in 720 ILCS 5/12-2, an assault can rise to the level of an Aggravated Assault when:

  • The Assault is committed on an individual who is on a public road or property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, a place of worship; or

  • The victims fall under a specially protected class, such as a person with a physical disability or over the age of 60 years old, a teacher or school employee on school grounds, a park district employee on park district grounds, a community officer, a peace officer, fireman, emergency medical personnel, or employee of the State of Illinois; or

  • The Assault is committed while utilizing a deadly weapon or a motor vehicle. Airsoft rifles and BB guns, though perhaps not as deadly as their counterparts, when brandished for intimidation would fall within the statute; and finally

  • If the individual committing the assault does so while knowingly videotaping, or audio recording, the encounter to publish it.

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Depending on where your particular case falls in line with the Statute, you could potentially be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor a Class 4, or a Class 3 felony.

A Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500, or any combination therein, as well as additional mandatory court fines and costs.

A Class 3 felony may bring sentences of between 2 to 5 years in prison, and a fine of up to $25,000 along with court fines and costs.

A Class 4 Felony may bring sentences of between 1 to 3 years in prison, and a fine of up to $25,000 along with court fines and costs.

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Being charged with aggravated assault is a very serious crime and depending on the specifics of your case you could be looking at very serious penalties should a judgment be entered against you. Don’t hesitate to contact Angelillo Law immediately to schedule your free consultation.