Assault Defense

As written in Illinois State law, a person can be charged with and found guilty of committing assault without having physical contact with another individual. The reason for this is because Illinois defines assault as “the threat of causing immediate physical harm”. Clarifying further, you do not actually have to cause physical harm to anyone to be charged with assault.

If you’ve been charged with Assault in Illinois, do not hesitate to contact Quintana Law Group to have an experienced attorney review your case with you and discuss your best defense.

CHICAGO CALL 312-233-8313
SUBURBS CALL 630-481-7498


Quintana Law Group Assault and Aggravated Assault defense attorneys have nearly twenty years of experience defending criminal charges within state and federal legal systems. With Martin Quintana and Quintana Law Group at your defense, you can rest assured knowing your rights are being protected.

What Is An Assault In Illinois?

According to Illinois State Law, an assault without a weapon or other associated crime such as a robbery, is referred to as a “simple assault”.

What Is An Aggravated Assault In Illinois?

Another kind of assault that is taken more seriously in court is an Aggravated Assault. Under Illinois State Law, if a person threatens someone else with a deadly weapon including but not limited to a knife or a gun, then that person can be charged with “aggravated assault”.  Other potential situations where an Assault charge can be upgraded to Aggravated Assault include:

  • Hiding your face with a mask to hide your identity while assaulting someone
  • Assaulting a teacher on school property
  • Assaulting a park district employee while on or near park district facilities
  • Assaulting a State Department or Public Aid worker while they are on the job
  • Assaulting a police officer or firefighter while they are on the job
  • Assaulting a physically handicapped person
  • Assaulting a senior citizen

If you’ve been charged with assault or aggravated assault in Illinois, you don’t have time to waste. To discuss your Assault charges with attorney Martin Quintana, please contact our Chicago office at 312-233-8313 or our Wheaton office at 630-481-7498. We offer free initial consultations and flexible payment arrangements (on a case-by-case basis). Martin Quintana is Illinois’ best spanish speaking assault attorney.

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