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A person commits an assault when, without lawful authority, he engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. (See 720 ILCS 5/12-1). Assault is a Class C misdemeanor, which has a punishment of 30 days in jail or a $500 fine.
An individual who is alleged to have committed the act of Assault may be charged with Aggravated Assault if one of 22 factors is alleged to be present. Aggravated Assault may be misdemeanor, Class 4 felony with a punishment of 1 to 3 years in prison, or Class 3 felony with a punishment of 2 to 5 years in prisons, depending on which aggravating factor is present. For example, Aggravated Assault against an "emergency management worker" the charge is a Class 4 felony. Aggravated Assault against a utility worker is a Class A misdemeanor.
If you have been accused of assault or need assistance in winning your assault case, contact us today to arrange a consultation.