DuPage County Criminal Assault Attorneys
Zealously Defending Individuals Against the Government
When you are arrested for assault in DuPage County, you can be exposed to severe penalties even for simple assault, but a conviction for aggravated assault can result in a substantial term in state prison. A conviction for criminal assault can result in loss of your freedom, a fine, probation and other forms of punishment. While these formal penalties can disrupt your life, there are other less formal consequences that also can significantly affect you future, such as immigration restrictions, occupational limitations, loss of constitutional rights and other adverse effects.
Our DuPage criminal law attorneys are dedicated to the principal that every defendant is entitled to a zealous defense of their rights. We know that criminal assault cases can be based on misunderstandings and over-reactions. The criminal defense lawyers at Ramsell & Kunowski, L.L.C. have the experience and resources to take on the government when individuals have their future threatened by the specter of a criminal conviction. The reputation of our law firm is built on successful results representing high profile clients in cases that have receive national media attention. Despite our reputation for successful defense of celebrities, politicians, athletes and other high profile clients, we tailor our defense strategy to the individual case because we represent people from all backgrounds.
What Constitutes Assault in Illinois?
An individual can be charged with assault if he or she engages in conduct that places another person in reasonable apprehension of fear from a threat posing imminent danger. However, the act of the accused does not need to cause physical injury or even physical contact with the defendant. A simple assault generally will be charged as a misdemeanor that can carry some jail time, a fine and/or community service.
If you brandish a weapon in a manner that might cause a reasonable perception of an imminent threat, the prosecutor can charge aggravated assault. Aggravated assault will typically be charged as a felony that can result in more serious penalties, including a term in state prison. If the alleged victim is a member of certain protected classes like police officers, teachers or senior citizens, this also can constitute aggravated assault.
Defenses to Assault Charges in Chicago
When our clients represent people charged with assault in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, our criminal defense attorneys aggressively protect your constitutional rights. We might seek to suppress incriminating statements or evidence, such as a weapon seized illegally. Our attorneys might also argue that the apprehension of the purported victim was not reasonable under the totality of the circumstances. Depending on the facts, we might also assert applicable affirmative defenses like self-defense or defense of others.
Proven Aggravated Assault Criminal Defense Law Firm in Illinois
These are some of the defense strategies we might employ, but our DuPage criminal law lawyers customize our defense tactics to the specific facts and circumstances of your case. We invite you to call us today at 630-256-8001 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located office in Naperville. Or we can even come to you if you are in custody. We also have offices in Wheaton and in Rolling Meadows by appointment only.