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Reeder & Brown, P.C.

Joliet Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

Joliet Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

Lawyer in Will County for Clients Charged With Violent Crimes

At Reeder & Brown, P.C., we understand that just about everyone loses their temper every now and again. You may get angry and say things that you do not really mean, and you may even threaten another person with physical harm. Most of the time, nothing comes of the situation; everyone calms down with no real damage done. In some cases, however, things go a little too far and suddenly you are facing criminal charges for assault and battery. If this has happened to you, you need a lawyer who is ready to stand up and protect your rights.

Assault and Battery Defense Counsel in Bolingbrook

The terms "assault" and "battery" are frequently used in conjunction with one another, and many people use the words interchangeably. Under the law in Illinois, they are two separate charges with distinct definitions, each of them potentially very serious. To understand the definition of assault, you must first know what constitutes battery.

The Illinois Criminal Code defines battery as physical contact with another person that inflicts bodily harm or physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. Assault, by comparison, is the placing of another person under the reasonable expectation of receiving a battery. Lunging toward a person to throw a punch, for example, is likely assault while landing the punch would likely be considered battery.

Aggressive Plainfield Criminal Defense Attorneys

Offenses of assault and battery may be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies depending on a number of factors including the age, status, or occupation of the victim and whether a firearm was involved or discharged. The severity of the penalties may also vary, but there is no such thing as a minor charge of assault or battery.

The experienced attorneys at Reeder & Brown, P.C. realize that there are at least two sides to every story, and we will listen carefully to you. We are prepared to investigate the circumstances of your arrest and will work to find any and all information that can be used in building your defense. With our aggressive yet responsible approach, we recognize that in certain situations, it may be appropriate to negotiate with prosecutors to limit the impact on your future. In others, a full jury trial may be necessary, and we are equipped to take your case into the courtroom as well.

Call 815-885-5980 for a Free Consultation Today

If you are facing charges of assault, battery, or any other violent offense, contact our office immediately. Call 815-885-5980 for a free, confidential consultation with Reeder & Brown, P.C.. Our firm is proud to represent clients in and around Joliet, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Mokena, Romeoville, Crest Hill, and the rest of Will County.

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