Battery and Aggravated Battery Attorney | Marriett Legal | Rockford, Illinois
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llinois Statute 720 ILCS 5/12-3 states:



A person commits battery if he or she knowingly without legal justification by any means (1) causes bodily harm to an individual or (2) makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual

Penalties for battery:

Battery is a Class A Misdemeanor. The range of penalties for the charge of Battery is up to 364 days in jail; up to 24 months court supervision, conditional discharge or probation; and fines up to $2,500. As well as various other civil consequences stemming from additional lawsuits by victim(s).


Aggravated Battery

Illinois Statute 720 ILCS 5/12-4(a) states:

"A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery:
  1. Use of a deadly weapon
  2. Are hooded, robed or masked, in such manner as to conceal their identity
  3. Know the individual harmed to be a teacher or other person employed in any school and such teacher or other employee is on school property
  4. Know the individual harmed to be a community policing volunteer while such volunteer is engaged in the execution of any official duties, or to prevent the volunteer from performing official duties, or in retaliation for the volunteer performing official duties, and the battery is committed other than by the discharge of a firearm;
  5. Know the individual harmed to be an emergency medical technician who is at work
  6. Is, or the person battered is, on or about a public way, public property or public place of accommodation or amusement
  7. Is, or the person battered is, on a publicly or privately owned sports or entertainment arena, stadium, community or convention hall the day of an event
  8. Know the individual harmed to be the driver or passenger of public transportation
  9. Know the individual harmed to be an individual of 60 years of age or older
  10. Know the individual harmed is pregnant
  11. Knows the individual harmed to be a judge whom the person intended to harm as a result of the judge's performance of his or her official duties as a judge
  12. Knows the individual harmed to be a person who is physically handicapped
  13. Causes bodily harm to a merchant who detains the person for an alleged commission of retail theft
  14. Is, or the person battered is, in any building used as a domestic violence shelter
  15. Knows the individual harmed to be an officer or employee of the State of Illinois
  16. Knows the individual harmed to be an emergency management worker engaged in the performance of any of his or her official duties
  17. Knows the individual harmed to be a private security officer who is at work
  18. Knows the individual harmed to be a taxi driver and the battery is committed while the taxi driver is on duty
  19. Knows the individual harmed to be a utility worker who is on duty."

Penalties for Aggravated Battery in Illinois:

When facing battery or aggravated battery charges, it is essential to find a skilled lawyer as early in the process as possible to ensure the best possible outcome. To obtain quality legal defense representation in Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Winnebago County or the surrounding Illinois counties and communities, contact attorney Marriett Legal for a free consultation at (815) 391-0089. Marriett Legal also can be reached securely through the link listed below or by email here.

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