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
  • Murder

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.

Give Zuba & Associates, P.C. A Call Today

The time to act in your defense is now. Call us at 815-397-7000 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.