Knowing the Difference between your charges

A simple battery is a Class A misdemeanor and the possible penalties are:

  • Up to one year imprisonment, a fine up to $2500, or both
  • Probation for up to two years, and
  • Restitution.

Assault in Illinois, is classified as a Class C misdemeanor. Punishments can include up to 30 days in jail, up to $1,500 in fines, or both.

A person convicted of an assault is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor and could possibly face the following penalties:
  • up to thirty days imprisonment, a fine up to $1500, or both
  • Probation, up to two years
  • community service for 30 - 120 hours (if no imprisonment imposed)
  • restitution.

Being arrested and charged with a crime is not only an extremely stressful time for the defendant, but for the defendant's family and friends as well. There can also be job implications which can result in loss of income. I provide aggressive representation, whether it be at trial or through the plea-bargaining process. I always strive for the best possible result for my clients while simultaneously preparing them for any after-effects that might result outside of the courtroom.