The controlling Illinois Statute is 720 ILCS 5/12-3 which provides in part:

“A person commits battery if he or she knowingly without legal justification by any means (1) causes bodily harm to an individual or (2) makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual”


Battery is a Class A Misdemeanor. The range of penalties for the charge of Battery is up to one 364 days in the county jail; up to 24 months court supervision, conditional discharge or probation; and/or fines up to $2,500.00. Additionally, you may also be required to pay restitution for any medical expenses incurred by the alleged victim. Also, if there is a civil suit arising out of the same incident, a plea of guilty in the criminal case may be used as an admission in the civil case.


The State of Illinois treats all battery offenses as very serious matters. At Lawler Brown we understand that our legal representation must tailor to your specific life situation. You should feel confident in knowing you hired the right Defense Attorney to best represent your specific needs. No attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case. But rest assured, I will fight to ensure the best possible resolution in your case. Contact our office today for a FREE consultation.

Lawler Brown has offices in Williamson County and Gallatin County to better serve ALL of southern Illinois.

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