Cook and DuPage County Battery Attorney
Criminal Battery Lawyer in Chicago, Oak Brook and Schaumburg
A conviction for battery can have a devastating impact on your life. If you have been charged with battery, you deserve a criminal defense lawyer on your side that will fight for your rights and get you the most favorable decision. Mr. Moretti has been serving clients throughout Cook and DuPage County for 21 years.
What is Battery?
Battery is when a person causes bodily harm to someone else or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature. A simple battery is charged as a Class A misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to 364 days in jail, a fine up to $2,500 or a combination of both.
An aggravated battery is when great bodily harm is caused resulting in permanent disability or disfigurement and the battered individual is:
- A minor child,
- A person over the age of 60,
- A peace officer,
- A teacher,
- Pregnant or disabled,
- A public service employee or state employee,
- A taxi driver on duty,
- A merchant detaining the individual for theft, or
- A nurse
- A fireman, or
- Deadly weapon was used in the battery.
Aggravated battery is a class 3 felony and punishable with two to five years of prison time and up to $25,000 in fines unless otherwise stated.
- Aggravated Battery is a class 2 felony when it involves a person 60 years or older, a peace officer, a state employee, a public service employee, or when a correctional institution employee comes in contact with bodily fluids.
- Aggravated battery is a class 1 felony when harm, permanent disability or disfigurement caused to a peace officer.
- Aggravated battery is a class X felony when it involves use, discharge, or possession of a firearm.
Domestic battery, or domestic violence, is when a person causes bodily harm to any family or household member. Domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor, but can change up to a Class 2 felony if the defendant has prior convictions.
Contact a Criminal Battery Lawyer Today
Mr. Moretti will work to get you the most favorable result possible. He has received verdicts of not guilty, had charges dismissed or reduced, and successfully negotiated plea bargains which involved no jail time. Mr. Moretti has gained the respect of prosecutors, judges, and local court personnel due to his extensive and effective work.
If you have been charged with a simple battery, or aggravated battery in Cook or DuPage County, contact Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for a complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook.