The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. represent clients charged with assault and aggravated assault throughout Illinois. Assault and aggravated assault are less common than a charge of battery, but are still seen with regularity in the Illinois circuit courts.
Assault is basically defined as an act by the accused that places the alleged victim in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. Put simply, one must actually do something that makes another person believe that they will immediately be struck and/or injured by the accused. An aggravated assault is the same as an assault in terms of the conduct required to sustain the charge. However, in an aggravated assault, either (1) the accused was yielding a deadly weapon or device designed to look like a firearm during the alleged commission of the assault, or (2) the alleged victim was a law enforcement officer, teacher, park district employee, or State employee - and the accused was aware of this fact. In Illinois, an aggravated assault that involves the use of an actual firearm is a Class 4 felony.
Our attorneys provide high quality legal representation throughout Cook, Lake, and DuPage Counties. Feel free to explore our website and contact our firm if you have been charged with assault or if you are facing criminal charges in Illinois.