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Aggravated Battery Lawyer-Successfully Defending Aggravated Battery Charges

Chicago Criminal Aggravated Battery attorney, James Dimeas, has been handling Aggravated Battery criminal charges throughout Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County for over 25 years.  James Dimeas has the experience handling Aggravated Battery cases that gives him a unique and keen understanding of how Aggravated Battery cases are handled by the police and how Aggravated Battery cases are treated by the Courts.

Aggravated Battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 is a very serious criminal charge in Illinois. There are several reasons why Aggravated Battery is much more serious than a simple Battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3 in Illinois. The first reason is that in order to be guilty of an Aggravated Battery you must have caused great bodily harm to the victim. Police, prosecutors, and judges treat Aggravated Battery charges much more serious than a simple Battery. The second reason why Aggravated Battery is much more serious than simple Battery is that the punishment for an Aggravated Battery is much more severe than a simple Battery. A simple Battery is a class A misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in county jail and a maximum fine up to $2,500. Aggravated Battery is a Class 3 felony which carries a possible penitentiary sentence of between three to five years and a fine up to $10,000.

Aggravated Battery lawyer, James Dimeas, has had experience handling Aggravated Battery cases in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County under the second way an Aggravated Battery can be charged. You can also be charged with an Aggravated Battery just by committing a simple Battery against the wrong person. You can be charged with an Aggravated Battery if the victim was over the age of 60, was pregnant, an employee of the State of Illinois, a driver of a vehicle for hire, a teacher or school employee, or a police officer, paramedic, or a correctional officer while in the performance of their duties. If you are convicted of an Aggravated Battery against one of these victims, you could be looking at a Class 3 felony.

A related charge is Domestic Battery. Domestic Battery is similar to Battery other than for a Domestic Battery the victim is a family member or ex-spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend. Domestic Battery is also a Class A misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in county jail and a fine up to $2,500. However, a Domestic Battery can never be removed from your record if you plead guilty to a Domestic Battery or are found guilty of a Domestic Battery. Aggravated Domestic Battery is also closely associated with Aggravated Battery. You can be guilty of an Aggravated Domestic Battery if the victim suffered serious or permit injuries and disfigurement or--if you placed your hands around the victim's neck and cut off the oxygen supply for any period of time. An Aggravated Domestic Battery is a Class 4 felony which carries a possible prison sentence of between 1 to 3 years. However, if you are convicted of a Aggravated Domestic Battery you must serve at least 60 continuous days in jail regardless of whether you receive probation or a prison sentence.

Consequences of an Aggravated Battery Charge in Illinois

Aggravated Battery lawyer, James Dimeas, understands how serious Aggravated Battery charges can be. Aggravated Battery is a very serious criminal charge in Illinois. In addition to a possible prison sentence and the harsh fines, since Aggravated Battery is considered a violent crime in Illinois a conviction for an Aggravated Battery could seriously impact and limit your ability to get a job in the future. Many landlords conduct background searches when considering whether to rent an apartment to someone. A potential future landlord may deny renting an apartment to you because of an Aggravated Battery conviction on your record. In addition, many people who are convicted of an Aggravated Battery will receive a lengthy Probation sentence which could be very burdensome on you.

Award Winning Aggravated Battery Lawyer James Dimeas Can Help You

Most aggravated battery cases require the immediate assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer. It's important to begin getting to the bottom of the case before memories fade and witnesses disappear. If your loved one is in jail facing Aggravated Battery charges, you should call James Dimeas immediately for legal advice as soon as possible. Aggravated Battery lawyer, James Dimeas, can visit your loved one in jail and begin working immediately on putting together an effective defense to the Aggravated Battery charges. The state has already spoken to the witnesses and collected their evidence. 

Aggravated Battery attorney, James Dimeas, is an award-winning, nationally recognized, criminal defense lawyer. Recently, the American Society of Legal Advocates named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer In the State of Illinois For the Year 2018." James Dimeas was recognized by Expertise as a "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago". Mr. Dimeas has been named a "Best DUI Attorney." The National Trial Lawyers have named James Dimeas a "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer." The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys have recognized James Dimeas as a "10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction". Mr. Dimeas is rated "Superb" by AVVO, the highest rating possible for any lawyer in the United States.

You need an experienced Aggravated Battery lawyer who has handled Aggravated Battery cases throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area and has the knowledge and the experience to begin putting together a legal defense to the Aggravated Battery charges before it’s too late and important opportunities to gather facts and evidence disappear. You can always contact Chicago Aggravated Battery lawyer James Dimeas for a free and confidential consultation.  If you need to speak to James Dimeas, he can always be reached at 847-807-7405.

Client Reviews
I got into an argument with my ex-boyfriend. One thing led to another and when he came close to me I pushed him away. He called the police and when I spoke to the police I told them that I pushed him without realizing that you don't have to hit someone to be charged with a Domestic Battery. Being arrested was terrifying. I spoke to several attorneys who promised they would win the case and were charging a ridiculous amount of money. A friend referred me to James Dimeas. He was straightforward and honest with me and charged me a very reasonable and affordable fee. He got me into the Kane County Deferred Prosecution Program. I successfully completed the program and I just received paperwork in the mail that the case has been expunged and completely removed from my record. I highly recommend Jim Dimeas. He is an honest and straightforward lawyer that will look out for your best interests. E.A.
Had a DUI and hired a lawyer who lived in my building that I knew for years and trusted. Thought he was my friend. Paid him (more than I should have) and he handled my case for almost a year and totally screwed it up. I fired him and found out that he had given up his law license around the time I hired him. A friend recommended James to me and he took over my case and handled it the way it should have been handled from the beginning. I cannot stress how HIGHLY I recommend James Dimeas. I wish I would have hired him from day one. He answered all my calls and text messages and cleaned up a royal mess that had been created by the previous guy that I thought was a lawyer. I consider James to be a friend and recommend him to all of my friends. What a great lawyer and an even better guy! J.P.
I had been accused of doing something, by my then wife, that I did not do. I was 100% innocent and was at the lowest point in my life. My mother told me to call James Dimeas. Her friend recommended him to her. James fought for me in court and refused to back down, even when the prosecution offered to lower the charges and make me plead guilty. I refused to plead guilty to something I did not do. The case went to trial and James won my case. I was found not guilty because I was NOT GUILTY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JAMES DIMEAS! Not only is he a great lawyer, but he is also a great human being. The truth shall set you free! C.D.
James Dimeas is a great lawyer who knows what he is doing and will guide you through every step of the process. He will go above and beyond what he needs to do to help you out. Sometimes I would text him in the evening or the weekend with a question and he would always respond. Really made me feel like he cared about me. When we went to court he tore apart the girl that was making false allegations against me and he won my case. That was one of the greatest day of my life. If you need legal help, the only lawyer should call is James Dimeas. Highly recommended! E.L.
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