Chicago Battery Attorney
Powerful Defense Law Firm for Battery Charges in Chicago
The crime of battery occurs when there is bodily harm or insulting or provoking contact by any means. It is not necessary to actually touch someone to be charged with battery. This charge is common in fights between two or more people. The police officer may choose to arrest one or all of them, and the prosecution has absolute discretion in who to charge, even if an individual is innocent. If you have been arrested or charged with the crime of battery, you need to consult with an experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
At The Toney Law Firm, LLC, we encourage you to obtain powerful legal counsel before speaking with the authorities and possibly making incriminating statements. Why choose us?
- We provide skilled criminal defense in a wide variety of criminal charges.
- Our lead attorney has been selected for Illinois Super Lawyers® (2015-16).
- She was listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 5 consecutive years.
- She has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo.
- She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, serving as an educator for other attorneys since 2006.
We have a decade of experience successfully defending clients against criminal charges. Access our free online case evaluation for fast assistance.
Battery Defense Lawyer in Chicago: Skill and Dedication
Battery is a Class A misdemeanor offense. It carries maximum penalties of up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. The sentence may include probation, community service, and counseling. Our seasoned Chicago criminal defense attorney will thoroughly investigate your case and prepare a defense strategy to aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you.
A defense against battery charges may assert that the defendant was acting in self-defense, the defense of another, or defense of personal property. These are affirmative defenses that must be proven by the defendant. It is up to the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he affirmative defenses raised by the defendant are false.
You have rights under the law, including the right to an attorney. The lawyer you select to defend your case can make all the difference in a conviction or walking free. It is important to select a Chicago criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and provide you with outstanding, dedicated criminal defense. Contact us today.
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