Strong Legal Defense For Violent Crime Charges
Being accused of a violent crime is an alarming experience, especially if this is your first involvement with the criminal justice system. Zuba & Associates, P.C. in Rockford, we know that a charge of a violent crime is not a final sentence. Our experienced lawyers work hard and use their experience to build strong defenses that pursue the abandonment of charges or the reduction of a conviction.
Types of violent crimes include:
- Domestic violence
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault
Illinois law defines battery as contact with another person that causes bodily harm, or harmful and unwanted physical contact with another person. Assault is a behavior that signals that battery is likely to happen.
Penalties For Violent Crime Convictions
Convictions for violent crimes in Illinois can range from a misdemeanor to felony. An aggravated assault charge can receive a maximum sentence of three to six years. Depending on what class of felony a battery charge is, the maximum prison sentence can range from 30 to 60 years. Violent crime defenses include self-defense, protection of property and unknowingly perpetrating a crime.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one are accused of a violent crime, it is critical to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest. Our firm will explain your legal options and protect your rights while building a case in your favor.