Violent Crimes

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Murder
Mitch Furman

Murder Vs. Manslaughter

Murder, manslaughter and reckless homicide each have their own uniquexlements. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help your case.

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Assault
Mitch Furman

Assault Charges in Illinois

Assault is defined as the act of intentionally causing someone to fear that they will be physically harmed. This can include threatening words or actions that make someone believe they are in danger of being physically attacked. In Illinois, assault is considered a violent crime and is taken very seriously by the legal system.

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Battery
Mitch Furman

Things to Know About Battery Laws in Illinois

There are different types of battery crimes in Illinois, including simple battery and aggravated battery. Simple battery occurs when an individual makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature without legal justification. It is a Class A misdemeanor and can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Aggravated battery, on the other hand, involves causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another person or using a deadly weapon in the commission of the offense. Depending on the circumstances, aggravated battery can be charged as a felony, with penalties ranging from 1 to 60 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

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