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 [...]