Assault & Battery Attorney in Belleville
Defending Assault & Battery Charges in Southern Illinois
Assault and battery accusations often arise from a misunderstanding. Everyone gets angry, and some people say or do things that are out of character when they are furious. This is understandable. However, in the eyes of the law, some actions that stem from anger are considered crimes and an arrest can occur. If you have been charged with assault or battery, don’t wait until your court date to hire a Belleville criminal defense attorney. Jason Going is aggressive in his approach and will fight for your rights and best interests.
Reach out to the Law Office of Jason B. Going at (618) 205-6680 so we can get to work on your case quickly.
Assault & Battery Convictions
Assault and battery, although often charged in conjunction with one another, are actually two separate charges. They both stem from some kind of angry altercation.
Assault, or threatening another person with bodily harm, is charged when the other person believes you were going to hurt them. This can stem from verbal altercations or physical threat, such as when you take a swing at another. Battery is actually causing harm to another person. This could be done in a number of ways, such as by grabbing another by the shirt or yelling in another's face. What both of these charges have in common is that they are taken very seriously by Illinois police and criminal courts.
The ramifications of being convicted of assault or battery are:
- High court fees, restitution, and fines
- Permanent criminal record
- Community service
- Restraining orders
- Loss of licensing
- Loss of custody or visitation rights of children
- Loss of visa and/or deportation
Put Jason Going to Work for You
Our Belleville criminal defense lawyer will work tirelessly to decrease the chances of these things happening to you. Jason Going is passionate about the law and was named in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list of 2017. Our core beliefs are honesty, integrity, and compassion and we strive to exhibit these beliefs in every case we take on. You will be given the personalized, individual attention you deserve directly from our attorney.
Call the Law Office of Jason B. Going today at (618) 205-6680 to schedule your free consultation. Remember, when the going gets tough, the tough get Going.