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Assault And Battery Defense Attorney In Henry County

assaultViolent crimes are dealt with harshly by police and prosecutors. If you have been charged with assault and battery in Illinois, it may seem like no one is on your side. Remember, however, that you are innocent until proven guilty, and the prosecution bears the burden of proof. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to make that burden a heavy one.

As a former prosecutor, I am familiar with the tactics and strategies the state uses when mounting assault and battery cases against my clients. I also know strategies for dismantling those cases and helping my clients avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction.

Strong Defense For Assault And Battery Charges

Assault and battery are often charged together: assault refers to the threat of impending injury and battery to physical injury or unwanted contact with another. The penalties associated with assault and battery generally depend on the severity of the injury and the identity of the victim. For instance, assaulting a police officer, judge or other public official is aggravated battery and carries harsher penalties.

I am well-versed in assault and battery defense strategies, including arguing:

  • Self-defense, defense of another person or defense of property
  • Mistaken identity
  • Unlawful police tactics

With more than 35 years of legal experience, I can give you the best possible chance of obtaining a favorable result in your case.

Contact A Lawyer Who Knows How To Fight Violent Crime Charges

If you have been charged with assault and battery or any violent crime in Illinois, I am here to protect your rights, your reputation and your freedom. Contact my law office today online or by telephone to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable assault and battery defense lawyer in Henry County.