(720 ILCS 5/12-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-1) & (720 ILCS 5/12-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-2)

“A person commits an assault when, without lawful authority, he or she knowingly engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.”

ASSAULT – 720 ILCS 5/12-1

Assault is a Class C misdemeanor. However, an Assault can also be an Aggravated Assault in some circumstances. Aggravated Assault can be a Class A misdemeanor, a Class 4 felony, or a Class 3 felony depending on the location of the assault, the status of the victim (teacher, handicap person, police officer, etc.), or the use of a firearm or automobile during the commission of the assault. A Class 3 felony is punishable by probation up to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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