Aggravated battery (also known as Agg Battery/Great Bodily Harm/Peace Officer/Use Deadly Weapon) is charged under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05       and has very harsh consequences upon conviction. A person can be charged with aggravated battery for any number of reasons. The most obvious reason for an aggravated battery charge is where the suspect causes great bodily injury to the victim of the crime. Cases like this carry up to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Another form of aggravated battery occurs when a person commits a battery upon a person that is either a child or a senior citizen. These cases can land a defendant in prison for up to 30 years. The most common aggravated battery charge is when a suspect commits a battery upon a police officer. This criminal activity carries the potential for up to 7 years in prison according to 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05. All aggravated battery charges also carry a fine of up to $25,000.
If you face a charge of aggravated battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) in Chicago or the suburbs, it is critical that you contact a top-notch Chicago aggravated battery lawyer like Andrew Weisberg. Mr. Weisberg spent several years in his early career as a felony-level prosecutor handling the most serious charges in Illinois. This experience enables him to fight aggravated battery charges from every angle.
When you hire Andrew M. Weisberg to defend you in an aggravated battery case, you have employed the skill and experience of a former felony prosecutor. Mr. Weisberg is dedicated to fighting for you and clearing your name. Call Mr. Weisberg at the office or any time on his cell at 773-985-4519.
A charge of aggravated battery under 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 does not often exist alone. Quite often, a person is arrested for aggravated battery along with several other criminal offenses. Chicago criminal lawyer Andrew Weisberg can defend you against charges of aggravated battery along with all other criminal offenses. Common felony battery charges that Mr. Weisberg defends include the following:
If you or a loved one has been charged with aggravated battery (720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) in the Chicago area, Andrew M. Weisberg is a criminal attorney with a reputation as an aggressive, smart, and tough defense lawyer. He is a former prosecutor in Cook County and Will County, and he has gained vast experience in defending every area of criminal law, from sex crimes and violent offenses to domestic violence and theft offenses. To speak with Mr. Weisberg, call his office or his cell phone 24/7 at 773-985-4519. The consultation is immediate, free, and confidential.