Chicago Assault Attorney
Chicago Assault Lawyer
According to Illinois state law, a person commits assault when they threaten to physically harm another individual. Unfortunately, accusations are often based more on “he said, she said” than actual evidence and innocent people are wrongly arrested each day. Whether the charges against you are valid or not, you cannot afford to go without an aggressive advocate fighting for your rights.
As a Chicago criminal defense attorney with more than two decades of experience, I have been trusted by clients facing charges just like yours. I am prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf and do whatever it takes to defend your assault charges. Don't let this incident tarnish your future!
Call (312) 236-7078 to schedule your free consultation today.
What Penalties Could I Receive if Convicted of Assault?
Illinois classifies assault crimes into two categories – simple assault and aggravated assault. Naturally, the latter is much more serious and the penalties reflect that. Simple assault means that another person fears physical harm because of your actions. Aggravated assault, however, occurs when you use a deadly weapon, are hooded or masked, or discharge a firearm during the act.
Penalties for either category can include the following:
- Imprisonment for up to 30 years
- Up to $25,000 in fines
- Restitution to the victim
- Community service
There is no doubt that the prosecution will do all that they can to build a strong case against you. Far too many people who have chosen to represent themselves get convicted and have to spend years rebuilding their lives. When you retain my firm for defense against a violent crime such as assault, you secure an advantage for yourself that many others don't have.
Fight Back with a Chicago Criminal Defense Assault Lawyer
It is important to remember that an arrest does not automatically equal a conviction, regardless of your circumstances. Attorneys at my firm can build the strong case you need and utilize my experience to improve your chances of success. At the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, your needs come first.
The sooner you call, the sooner I can take action against your charges.
Contact my firm to learn how I can assist you.