Violent crimes are among the most serious offenses a person can commit. Often, they carry harsh penalties and long-term consequences for those convicted of them. That said, here at Giraudo Law, Inc., we have years of experience in handling all types of violent crime cases, from assault to murder, and we are here to put that experience to work for you in your case. Contact a seasoned Peoria violent crime lawyer from our firm so we can get started building your defense and fighting for your future.
Violent Crime Lawyer | Here to Protect You
If you’ve been accused of committing a crime of violence, the Peoria County criminal defense lawyer you choose to represent you is of paramount importance. Fortunately, you have come to the right place. Giraudo Law, Inc. is prepared to fight for the best outcome possible so you can move on with your life.
Cases We Handle
Violent crimes are those that involve the use or threat of force against another person. They can be classified into different categories depending on the nature and severity of the offense. Some of the most common types of violent crimes recognized under Illinois law are:
- Assault: Assault is an attempt or threat to cause bodily harm to another person, without lawful authority and with the ability to carry out the threat. Assault is a Class C misdemeanor, which can warrant up to 30 days of incarceration and a potential $1,500 fine.
- Aggravated Assault: Aggravated assault is when someone commits an act of assault while using a deadly weapon, while wearing a hood or mask, or against certain protected persons, such as police officers, teachers, or judges. Aggravated assault is a Class A misdemeanor that can warrant up to one year of incarceration and a potential $2,500 fine.
- Battery: If you’re charged with battery, a Class A misdemeanor, you may face up to one year of incarceration and a potential $2,500 fine. You may also face probation for up to two years.
- Aggravated Battery: If an act of battery causes severe bodily injury, you used a weapon in the commission of a crime of battery, or another aggravating factor is present, you may face an aggravated battery charge. This can warrant anywhere between one and three years of incarceration and a potential $25,000 fine. It may also warrant up to 30 months of probation.
- Robbery: Robbery is the act of taking or attempting to take property from another person by force or threat of force. Robbery is a Class 2 felony, which can warrant anywhere between three and seven years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000.
- Aggravated Robbery: This is when a robbery is committed while indicating verbally or by gesture that one is armed with a dangerous weapon, or while delivering or threatening to deliver a controlled substance. Aggravated robbery is a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
- Murder: This is when a person intentionally or knowingly kills another person without lawful justification, such as self-defense. Murder is a Class M felony punishable by 20 to 60 years in prison, or life imprisonment if certain aggravating factors are present. Anyone facing a murder charge absolutely must hire a competent violent crime lawyer to defend them.
- Domestic Violence: This is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. Domestic violence can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances and the prior history of the offender.
If you’re facing criminal charges for any of the aforementioned crimes, you can depend on our seasoned criminal defense firm to fight for you.
Contact a Violent Crime Lawyer Today
Don’t hire just any lawyer to represent you; hire a proficient violent crime lawyer from Giraudo Law, Inc. today. We are here to assess the evidence against you, and, from there, craft a strong defense on your behalf. Our consultations are free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by simply reaching out.