Schaumburg, Illinois Assault Defense Attorney
Often, many people charged with assault are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. When a fight breaks out at a bar or in a tense situation, it is a natural reaction to fight to protect yourself and your family. When the police arrive at the scene, the injured party and witnesses don't always see things the same way.
Aggravated Assault in Illinois Is a Serious Charge. Call Us Now.
If you have been charged with assault, domestic battery or any type of violent crime in Cook County, DuPage County or Lake County, Illinois, call the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley in Rolling Meadows for effective, experienced criminal defense representation. Attorney Donald Cosley offers more than 20 years of experience protecting the rights of people charged with violent offenses, including:
- First-degree assault, aggravated assault
- Sexual assault, rape, criminal sexual behavior
- Lesser degrees of assault, misdemeanor assault charges
- Vehicular assault from a DUI accident
What Is Aggravated Assault?
Aggravated assault, sometimes referred to as first-degree assault, can be charged if the prosecutor decides that the person intentionally attempted to cause serious injury to another person, or acted in reckless disregard or indifference to another person's life. Aggravated assault is a class A felony in Illinois and can result in up to 25 years in prison, if convicted. Since "intent" is an important factor, the prosecutor must often make a subjective decision when charging a person with aggravated assault. We work aggressively to challenge the prosecutor's decision and make every effort to reduce the charges to a non-aggravated offense.
Being charged with assault often means you are found guilty by your family, friends and the public, even before a piece of evidence is presented against you. At our firm, you won't be pre-judged. Effective criminal defense starts by listening to your story. We take the time to thoroughly investigate the circumstances and apply strategies that tell the human side of your case. We challenge everything and look for every opportunity to find options that will dismiss or reduce charges to a non-felony offense.
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From offices in Rolling Meadows, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley represents clients in Palatine and Arlington Heights, and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Rolling Meadows assault defense attorney today.