The defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Davis & LaScola handle a variety of criminal charges including battery.
Battery is a common misdemeanor charge. These charges can range from minor offensive contact to those that involve bodily harm. Either way, all types of simple battery charges are Class A misdemeanors and can lead to county jail time. Because battery is classified as a violent offense, if a person is sentenced to jail, then under Illinois law whatever jail sentence the Court imposes will actually be served. In other words, there is no day-for-day credit for those found guilty of this offense and sentenced to county jail. Other available, and more common, sentences for those who have little to no criminal history are court supervision (a non-conviction disposition) and sentences such as conditional discharge and probation (which results in the entry of a conviction).
The Law Offices of Davis & LaScola represent clients charged with battery and other criminal offenses throughout Illinois. If you have been charged with battery, contact us to discuss your case with our Chicago criminal defense attorneys.