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.
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.
Reach Out to a Trustworthy Lawyer
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.