Aurora Assault Attorney
If you have been charged with an offense of Battery, Assault or Aggravated Battery you are dealing with a serious criminal charge. While Battery and Assaults are Class A Misdemeanors punishable by up to a $2,500.00 fine and a 1 year Jail sentence, an Aggravated Battery Charge is typically a Class 2 Felony that carries a possible Jail sentence of from 3 to 7 years in prison. A regular Battery charge can become an Aggravated Battery for a number of reasons. If for instance the Battery was committed in a public place or school, if there was great bodily harm to the victim or if the Battery was committed upon a police officer or fireman, it can be enhanced to an Aggravated Battery.
Obviously, the courts and prosecutors will take a harder stance when the victim was injured more severely than if there are only minor scrapes. The most important factor in any Battery or Aggravated Battery case is who struck first. This is true because anyone charged with a Battery or an Aggravated Battery is entitled to protect themselves in a physical altercation and use the defense of “self defense.”
Call my office today if you have been charged with battery, aggravated battery, or aggravated assault to receive a free consultation with Aurora Assault Attorney, Ned C. Khan.