Aggravated Assault

What is aggravated assault?

Assault is defined as attempted unlawful contact, and those accused of this crime are prosecuted with a heavy hand in the state of Illinois. This is especially true if the incident is considered to be aggravated by certain factors.

Aggravating factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The victim is handicapped
  • The victim is aged 60 or older
  • The victim is a school employee and the incident occurred on school property
  • The victim is an employee of a correctional institution
  • The victim is a law enforcement officer, fireman, security officer, utility worker, emergency medical technician, or emergency worker
  • The victim is an employee of the Department of Human Services
  • The perpetrator used a firearm
  • The perpetrator used any kind of deadly weapon, including a motor vehicle
  • The perpetrator attempted to conceal his or her identity with a robe, hood, or mask

Tough and Aggressive Criminal Defense in Wheaton

If you have been accused of assault and battery, aggravated assault, or any other violent crime, you need to obtain legal counsel from a qualified Wheaton criminal defense attorney quickly. Both your future and your freedom could be at stake. Penalties for aggravated assault may include between one and three years in prison and fines ranging between $2,500 and $25,000.

We encourage you to contact our Illinois firm, Martin & Kent, L.L.C., as soon as possible to begin building your defense. Practicing in DuPage, Cook and Kane counties, both of our attorneys have former prosecutorial experience and a reputation for hard-hitting advocacy. With a track record that includes over 10,000 criminal cases, you can rely on our team to protect your rights skillfully when the stakes are high. Schedule your free, no-obligation case review with Martin & Kent, L.L.C. today and learn more about how we are ready to defend your rights.