Normal, Illinois Police Officer Injured in Aggravated Battery Case

A man faces aggravated battery charges after allegedly injuring a Normal, Illinois police officer, according to an article by The Pantagraph

This incident occurred on Sunday, July 24. That is when police discovered the man in question asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle with signs of intoxication. In the process of arrest and subsequent processing, this man allegedly resisted and inflicted an injury to the fingers of a police officer. 

The man in question has links to an address in Normal and an address in Texas. Though he will face criminal charges in Illinois for aggravated battery and awaits an arraignment scheduled for August 19. 

To appreciate the potential consequences of this incident, the following sections will explore the Illinois laws against and penalties for aggravated battery. 

Illinois Laws Against Aggravated Battery

The Illinois laws against aggravated battery appear at 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05. There are seven versions [...]

Analyzing Three Versions of Aggravated Assault in Illinois

Unlike battery offenses, assault does not require harmful or even physical contact. If the perpetrator creates a reasonable fear of imminent contact, it can qualify as assault under Illinois law. If the perpetrator’s actions fall into one of the three categories outlined below, they could face charges for aggravated assault instead.

Aggravated Assault – Location of Conduct

720 ILCS 5/12-2 establishes the Illinois laws against aggravated assault. Under Subsection (a), a standard assault crime becomes aggravated assault if the offense occurred on or about any:

    Public way; Public property; Public place of accommodation or amusement; Sports venue; or Place of worship.

Aggravated assault based on location of conduct is typically charged as a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted of a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, the punishment can include an upper limit of 12 months in jail and $2,500 in criminal fines. 

Aggravated Assault – Status of Victim

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Bloomington Man Arrested for Alleged Battery of a Child in Illinois

Police arrested a Bloomington, Illinois man for allegedly committing battery against a child at a grocery store, according to an article by The Pantagraph

Reports indicate that this incident occurred on May 1 at a grocery store in Normal, Illinois. That is when the Illinois man allegedly struck a child. Using social media as an identification tool, police arrested the Illinois man on May 16. Though the McLean County State’s Attorney Office has yet to issue formal charges, as they are still processing reports and information. 

While this matter continues to develop in legal circles, it seems fitting to review the potential charges at play, including battery and aggravated battery under Illinois law. 

Battery Laws and Penalties in Illinois

The Illinois laws against battery appear under 720 ILCS 5/12-3. This section makes it unlawful to knowingly and without legal justification:

    Cause bodily harm to any individual; or Make
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Illinois Man Charged With Aggravated Domestic Battery Charges for Burning His Children

An Illinois man faces criminal charges for aggravated domestic battery after allegedly burning his 5-year-old children with an iron, according to an article by The Pantagraph

Reports indicate that this 41-year-old man intentionally placed a steam iron on the legs of his two children to teach them a lesson. This man apparently left the iron on his children’s legs for approximately four seconds each. 

As a result of this incident, the authorities charged this Illinois man with aggravated domestic battery. And a judge ordered this man to cease any and all contact with his children or any other person under 18 years old. 

At this point, the Illinois man neglected to post bail and, thus, remains in police custody. While the legal case around this incident continues to evolve, it seems appropriate to review the Illinois laws against and penalties for aggravated domestic battery. 

Illinois Laws Against Aggravated Domestic [...]