Chicago Aggravated Battery Defense Lawyer
Top Rated Chicago Aggravated Battery Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been accused of committing an aggravated battery, they are facing felony charges. Section 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 codifies the Illinois aggravated battery statute, which is an injury-based offense.
The severity of the injury and the individual involved determine whether the charge is a class 3 or class 2 felony. If the victim is seriously injured or permanently disabled, the authorities can charge them with a class 1 felony.
If someone commits a crime with a gun, the judge must add 15 or 20 years to their prison sentence. Mitch Furman, a lawyer in Chicago, specializes in defending people charged with aggravated battery for more than 20 years.
What if I Am Charged With Aggravated Battery?
In certain circumstances, use of force is justified as reasonable. This occurs when the accused believes it is necessary to protect themselves or someone else from immediate unlawful force. Section 720 ILCS 5/7-1 provides affirmative defenses in such instances.
Under such circumstances, the accused may be absolved of criminal liability, if the jury finds that the defendant acted reasonably under the circumstances. Experienced criminal defense attorney, Mitch Furman, can help you navigate the judicial system and help you with your aggravated battery case.
What Happens if I Shoot a Gun and Injure Someone?
When a person shoots a weapon during the commission of aggravated battery, they raise the stakes higher. The law states that if, during the commission of the offense, the person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
Additionally if, during the commission of the offense, the person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
Contact my firm today to start working with an aggressive and renowned Chicago aggravated battery criminal defense lawyer. Let the Law Offices of Mitch Furman fight for you!