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Assault and Battery

Aggressive Assault and Battery Defense Attorney Serving Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, and Throughout the Northern Suburbs

Assault and BatteryAssault and battery charges are considered serious offenses in the state of Illinois, and they carry heavy consequences for anyone who is convicted. In fact, some situations could significantly alter the course of your life. At the Fotopoulos Law Office, we strive to protect you from the consequences of an assault or battery conviction. No matter what the situation, our attorney will aggressively protect your rights. We will skillfully defend you and always pursue the most positive outcome possible for your case.

Assault Charges in Illinois

Assault is defined as intentional conduct that could cause a person to believe they are at risk of bodily harm. This might include a menacing threat with intimidating body language, operating a vehicle in a threatening manner, or even issuing a threat while using an object that looks like a firearm.

Any of these actions, as well as many others, could result in serious penalties, which may include hefty fines, long-term imprisonment, probation, community service, and a criminal record. If you are facing a misdemeanor or felony assault charge, contact our attorney today. We will take swift and aggressive action to help you avoid the ill effects of an assault conviction.

Battery Charges in Illinois

Though often used in conjunction with an assault charge, battery is its own separate offense. It is the actual physical harm of another person. This could be a stranger, a family member, or even an unborn child. Like assault, it too carries hefty penalties for those who are convicted. However, the risks of serious consequence are often greatly increased. In fact, under the wrong circumstances, a conviction could lead to lifelong imprisonment.

For example, an alleged battery involving the use of an explosive that resulted great bodily harm is considered a Class X felony. This is punishable by up to 60 years of imprisonment without probation. While most cases are not this severe, our attorney handles each situation with the utmost respect and dedication. We are committed to protecting your future.

Contact Our Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer

Backed by more than 15 years of experience, the Fotopoulos Law Office has the knowledge and skills needed to effectively represent you in your case. We will work to mitigate your charges to improve the outcome of your case. Depending on the circumstances, we may even be able to have your charges dropped. To obtain the aggressive defense you deserve, contact us at 708-942-8400 and schedule your initial consultation. We proudly represent clients in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Homer Glen, Mokena, Bedford Park, Palos Heights, and throughout the northern suburbs.

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