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Battery

Mar. 15 2024

How Chicago’s Domestic Battery Lawyers Advocate for Clients

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Posted By: azhari dev
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In domestic battery cases, the stakes are exceptionally high, often involving not only potential criminal penalties but also significant personal and familial consequences. Specialized legal representation is crucial because these cases require a deep understanding of criminal law and a sensitivity [...]
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Mar. 8 2024

Understanding Battery Charges in Chicago

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Posted By: azhari dev
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In Chicago, battery charges can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies, depending on the circumstances of the incident. Understanding the nuances of these charges is crucial for anyone facing such accusations or involved in the criminal justice process. Legal Definition of Battery in [...]
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Nov. 11 2020

Why Am I Facing an Illinois Battery Charge and Not Assault?

Why Am I Facing an Illinois Battery Charge and Not Assault?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Battery and assault are two crimes that are related. Due to this, people often use the terms interchangeably when they’re really two very different things in the eyes of the law. In fact, you can be charged with both crimes if the prosecutor on the case thinks you should be, so the [...]
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Aug. 14 2020

What Happens When IL Assault and Battery Is Labeled a Hate Crime?

What Happens When IL Assault and Battery Is Labeled a Hate Crime?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Tensions have been high nationwide this summer. Protests for racial equality have been widespread, especially in Illinois. As a result, more people are aware of race in their day-to-day lives - and the result is not always positive. Recently in Oak Park, Illinois, a man was charged with a [...]
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Mar. 28 2019

The Difference between Assault and Aggravated Assault in Illinois

The Difference between Assault and Aggravated Assault in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Any charge of assault needs to be taken very seriously, as an assault conviction carries significant criminal penalties, and will leave you with a criminal record of violent crime that affects many aspects of day-to-day life, including your career and financial future. However, aggravated [...]
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Aug. 30 2018

Yes, a Chicago School Fight Can Lead to Illinois Assault Charges

Yes, a Chicago School Fight Can Lead to Illinois Assault Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If your teen gets involved in a school fight, it might seem like no big deal, but you should be aware that he or she may be charged with assault under Illinois law. Case-in-point: seven teens were arrested and one teen was hospitalized after a fight recently broke out at Champaign Centennial [...]
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Jul. 19 2018

What to Expect If You’re Arrested for Assault and Battery in Illinois

What to Expect If You’re Arrested for Assault and Battery in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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If you are arrested for assault and battery in Illinois, what happens next? We’ll detail the process in this post and let you know how a skilled Chicago criminal attorney can help you fight your charges. The Arrest Police must have a warrant to arrest you unless they have probable cause [...]
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Dec. 8 2016

A Guide to Illinois Assault and Battery Charges

A Guide to Illinois Assault and Battery Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If everything you know about assault and battery charges comes from watching crime dramas on TV, you may find yourself confused and frustrated if you suddenly find yourself facing charges. You didn’t “assault” anyone. And what does battery even mean? Aren’t they the same thing? Not [...]
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