Peoria Battery Defense Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Assault Charges
A charge of battery has the potential to have a serious impact on your life. It is not necessary for you to have physically injured another person in order to be charged with battery. Even a misdemeanor conviction can make it difficult to find certain kinds of employment, be eligible for certain professional licenses or be eligible for student loans. Maureen Williams is a Peoria battery defense attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience. She will provide you with a vigorous defense.
If you have been charged with battery, you should seek legal representation immediately. Contact Maureen Williams, a Peoria criminal defense lawyer, online or call 866-321-5228 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
Battery Under Illinois Law
When most people think of battery, they think of physical harm being caused to another person. While this certainly fits the definition, the Illinois Criminal Code defines battery as an insulting or provoking contact with another person. In plain English, this means that you can be criminally charged even if you did not injure another person. All that is required is an offensive touch. In addition, you did not even have to intend to touch another person to face this charge, so long as your behavior was considered reckless.
Simple battery is considered a misdemeanor under Illinois law. However, there are degrees depending on the alleged crime and the manner in which it was committed, which can quickly add up to the potential for a long prison sentence, particularly in cases of assault and battery, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon. That is why it is important to hire an experienced Peoria assault defense attorney if you are facing criminal charges.
Aggressive Defense Against Battery Charges
There are a number of defenses that may be raised against assault and battery charges, including lack of intent, self-defense, defense of others or property or failure to make a positive identification or mistaken identification. Attorney Williams will undertake a thorough review of all evidence and raise all available defenses in order to build you the strongest defense case possible.
Call for a Consultation With a Bloomington Sexual Battery Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with sexual battery or any other type of assault, you need to protect your rights through strong legal representation. Contact Maureen Williams, a Peoria battery defense lawyer, online or call 866-321-5228 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.
Saturday, May 18, 2013