It does not take much for a minor disagreement to quickly spiral out of control. Whether you made a mistake in the heat of the moment or you were wrongly accused, an experienced attorney can help you fight the charges and minimize any potential consequences. At the Giacoletto Law Office in Collinsville, we protect the rights of the accused facing aggravated battery charges in Illinois state courts.
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It does not take much for an assault or battery charge to escalate to aggravated battery, but the consequences increase significantly. If you face charges for aggravated battery, we will take a close look at your case and explore all options to reduce the charges.
An assault charge could be raised to aggravated assault and battery for the following reasons:
- Weapon: If you have anything that could be considered a weapon in a fight, such as a gun, knife, broken bottle, or even a screwdriver, you may be charged with aggravated battery.
- Assault victim: If you are in a fight with certain types of people, you will be accused of aggravated battery. This could include firemen, police officers, and the elderly.
- Domestic assault: A battery charge will be raised to domestic violence if a household member is involved.
Aggravated battery and assault charges are most common in bar fights, as it does not take much for things to escalate, especially when alcohol is involved. Reaching for a pool cue or beer bottle could end up having a huge impact on your case.
Located in Collinsville between the Madison County and St. Clair County courthouses, we protect the rights of the accused facing aggravated assault charges across southwestern Illinois. Open during weekly business hours, we offer evening, weekend and off-site hours by appointment. Contact us today for a free phone consultation.