Aggravated domestic battery is a serious crime – and it’s one that carries a harsh sentence if you’re convicted.
You always have the right to talk to an attorney about your case, so if you’ve been accused of aggravated domestic battery, you can call us at 847-920-4540 for a free domestic battery case review.
So what is the aggravated domestic battery sentence if you’re convicted? Here’s what you need to know.
What is the Aggravated Domestic Battery Sentence in Illinois?
Aggravated domestic battery is a Class 2 felony. If you’re convicted of a Class 2 felony in Illinois, you could go to prison for up to 7 years.
If you have a previous conviction for aggravated domestic battery, you could serve between 3 and 14 years in prison.
Why is an Aggravated Domestic Battery Sentence Longer Than a Domestic Battery Sentence?
Both types of domestic battery are serious crimes, but standard domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor (unless you use a firearm, or the case involves a child or a sexual assault – then it becomes a Class 4 felony). If you’re convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery, you could spend up to a year in jail and have to pay fines of up to $2,500.
The reason an aggravated domestic battery sentence is longer than one for a misdemeanor case is that it’s aggravated – it’s a domestic battery case that results in great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement. You can also be charged with and convicted of aggravated domestic battery if you strangle the victim (which means you intentionally stopped the person from breathing normally in any way, or stopped his or her blood from circulating properly by applying pressure on that person’s throat or neck).
Don’t Gamble With an Aggravated Domestic Battery Sentence in Illinois.
If you’ve been accused of any type of domestic battery, the consequences of a conviction are serious – and you have the right to an attorney’s counsel, so call us at 847-920-4540 or fill out the form below for a free case review.