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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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Feb. 1 2019

The Thin Line Between Self-Defense and Assault in Illinois

The Thin Line Between Self-Defense and Assault in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Every citizen of the United States has the right to protect themselves against force or violence. That right not only applies to defending yourself, but also others – and in some cases, property as well. However, it’s important to know exactly what your state law says about the level of [...]
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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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Jun. 1 2018

Assaulting a Train Worker May Soon Be a Federal Crime

Assaulting a Train Worker May Soon Be a Federal Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Newly introduced legislation may soon make assaulting a railroad worker a federal crime, similar to legislation that was introduced not long ago for airport workers. On May 16, 2017, an Amtrak conductor was shot in suburban Chicago. This year, two U.S. senators marked the one-year [...]
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Sep. 28 2017

Ways to Defend Yourself against Illinois Assault Charges

Ways to Defend Yourself against Illinois Assault Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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An assault charge is a very serious matter. If you are convicted, you could face severe penalties, as well as being left with a permanent criminal record of a violent crime – something that will compromise employment prospects, loans, housing, child custody, and more. Importantly, to be [...]
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Mar. 16 2017

Avoid Chicago Assault Charges This St. Patrick’s Day

Avoid Chicago Assault Charges This St. Patrick's Day
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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We’ve all heard of “the fighting Irish,” but that’s a sports team – not a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, for many in the Chicago area who decide to mark the holiday by enjoying a few drinks with friends, things can get a bit rowdy. If you’re not careful, you [...]
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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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