Criminal Defense
Battery charges in Northern Illinois? Contact Harter & Schottland for a free consultation.


Illinois law defines Battery as intentionally or knowingly – and without legal justification – causing bodily harm to another individual, or making an insulting or provoking physical contact with someone. Other laws include Domestic Battery, where incidents occur between family members. Although a Battery misdemeanor in Illinois is a lesser crime than a felony, no criminal charge should be taken lightly. Misdemeanors can result in heavy fines and jail time. Battery misdemeanor convictions on your record can adversely affect your employment and other aspects of your life. If you already have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, the sentence for a subsequent offense will likely be more severe. That is why it is always wise to consult with a criminal defense attorney regarding any misdemeanor battery charges in Illinois.


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At Harter & Schottland, our attorneys have successfully defended clients against misdemeanor battery charges.


In Illinois, misdemeanor offenses are grouped by classes. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a year in county jail, $2,500 in fines or both; Class B misdemeanors can be punished by a sentence of six months in jail and $1,500; Class C misdemeanors by 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.


We don't just hold your hand and plead you guilty. We fight the charge. 



If you have been charged with a Battery misdemeanor, please contact our law firm as soon as possible for authoritative legal advice and effective representation. We offer a free case evaluation to advise you of your rights and options. Our attorneys will fight to win your case, protect your rights and minimize the negative consequences both today and in the future.


Concerned about the effect of a Battery misdemeanor on your record? Contact us about record expungement.



From offices in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan and Woodstock, we represent clients throughout Northern Illinois, including the communities of Lake Zurich, Winthrop Harbor, Chicago, Long Grove and Buffalo Grove.