Call Kevin M. Rosner for advice about Illinois battery charges.
A person commits battery if he or she intentionally or knowingly without legal justification and by any means causes bodily harm to an individual, or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual. Even if the accused never personally touched the other person, if contact was made in some manner (such as throwing a toxic substance on them), then the charge is battery. Battery involves people not involved in a domestic relationship or family relationship. If they are family members, then the proper charge would be domestic battery.
Battery is a Class A misdemeanor offense that can carry a fine of up to $2,500 and one year in prison. If police are called to the scene of a physical altercation between two or more people, all individuals involved may be charged with battery, even if those people did not start the fight.
If a person causes bodily harm or disfigurement to another individual, the charge is elevated to aggravated battery. That charge can carry a fine of up to $10,000 and 3-5 years in prison.
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