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While assault and battery are often charged together and referenced together, they are actually two separate charges. Assault is charged when someone allegedly threatens another person with bodily harm or causes another person to have a reasonable fear of bodily harm. Battery is charged when someone allegedly causes bodily harm to or makes insulting or provoking physical contact with another person. At the Law Offices of Eugene Fimbianti, P.C., we are extensively experienced in defending assault and battery charges. A former police officer and felony prosecutor, Attorney Eugene “Gino” Fimbianti has handled assault and battery cases from both sides. He knows how to find the weaknesses in the case against you and effectively fight for your freedom.


Like all violent crime charges, prosecutors in the State of Illinois take assault and battery charges very seriously. It’s important to have a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to minimize the negative consequences of these charges. Our firm uses a team of investigators to thoroughly investigate each case. We work with our clients to understand their perspective on the incident in question and craft a comprehensive and effective defense strategy.

Wherever possible, we seek to exclude evidence against our clients and have charges dropped or dismissed. Where it is in our client’s best interest, we will also seek a reduction of charges. If the case goes to trial, we aggressively advocate for our client’s innocence. Depending on the facts of the case, we may argue an affirmative defense such as self-defense, defense of another person, or provocation. Our goal in every case we defend is to protect our clients’ rights and obtain the best possible outcome.

If you have been arrested for assault and/or battery, contact us to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We will answer your questions and give you an honest assessment of what you can expect from the legal system. We represent individuals in Will County, Cook County, and Kankakee County jurisdictions.

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