Assault Attorney in La Grange, Illinois
Assault General Information
Assault is listed in 720 ILCS 5/12-1 and is defined as when a person, without lawful authority, knowingly engages in conduct that places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. The State's ability to prove that you committed Assault is nuanced on your conduct and also the effect that it had on another individual, who would be considered the victim in the States case.
Assault is considered a Class C Misdemeanor, meaning that if you were sentenced it would carry a maximum penalty of up to 30 days in county jail and a maximum fine of $1,500 plus any mandatory court costs. Additionally, you may be sentenced to community service hours between 30-120 hours and restitution to the victim.
You could be placed on a period of court supervision, conditional discharge, or probation for up to two years. This means that the court would retain jurisdiction over you, and should you subsequently commit another crime during this period, the state could file a violation against you.
Words alone cannot be considered assault. However, words can be constituted as assault if they’re accompanied by an aggressive physical action that would reasonably lead the victim to believe they are about to be injured by you. Furthermore, the words utilized must constitute an imminent threat to the victim, the law discerns between threatening words of future conflict and immediate threats to a person. The former is not justifiable for assault, while the latter is.
Assault cases can be tricky, as there is a litany of intricacies that would work ultimately in your favor in properly defending yourself against an assault charge. Attorney Angelillo takes the time to listen to your side of the story, and he works with the prosecution. His main goal is to have the case decided in your favor with a minimum of a penalty against you, if one must be imposed at all.
Contact an Assault Attorney for Advice
If you’ve been charged with assault, contact the attorney at Angelillo Law for a Free Consultation. You can begin to lay down the framework to properly defend your case with a diligent attorney. These cases can be incredibly nuanced, and what you need is an attorney who will help discover and take advantage of the particular facts of your case. Work with Attorney Angelillo to understand your options.