Extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Assault.
A person commits assault if they engage in conduct that gives another person a reasonable apprehension of fear. No actual physical harm need come to the alleged victim for an individual to be charged with assault. It’s the difference between pointing a weapon at an individual versus actually shooting the weapon at them, which would be considered battery.
Illinois law classifies simple assault as a Class C misdemeanor which carries a sentence of up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $500.
Aggravated assault means that the charges have been elevated because a deadly weapon was used, or because the deadly weapon was directed toward a police officer or fireman who at the time were engaged in their official duties. A charge of aggravated assault will also be issued if an individual is hooded or is concealing their identity, or if they have assaulted a teacher, a paramedic, a transportation worker, a physically handicapped person or a correctional officer.
Should you be convicted of aggravated assault charges, you could face a fine of up to $2,500 and one year in jail if the charges are considered misdemeanor, or a fine of up to $25,000 and up to three years in jail.
Call Kevin M. Rosner so he can get all the facts of your case and help you defend your rights in court. If the case involves a simple assault with no battery, the alleged threat of violence may be overstated and the case could be dismissed. Other alternative resolutions to the assault case, in lieu of jail and fines, Mr. Rosner can advocate for include getting the charges dropped in exchange for anger management classes. Contact us now for a free consultation!