Simple vs. Aggravated Assault and Battery
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Simple vs. Aggravated Assault and Battery

In Illinois, there are numerous laws telling you what you can and can’t do. And if you break those laws, you can be charged with a crime. But sometimes those charges can be confusing and you may not be sure what you are actually being charged with.
 
Take assault and battery, for instance. They are related, and it’s very likely that if you are charged with one, you will be charged with the other. But they are still two distinct and separate crimes under Illinois law. So what exactly is the difference between the two?
 
Assault is when you threaten violence or physical harm towards someone else – you don’t have to necessarily make any physical contact with them.…