Chicago Criminal Aggravated Battery attorney, James Dimeas, has been handling Aggravated Battery criminal charges throughout Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake 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 Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Lake 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 Years 2018 and 2019." 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.