Face Illinois Assault Charges With an Affirmative Defense
Not everybody who defends themselves in court claims they did not commit a crime. In fact, many people who plead not guilty claim they may have had legal cause to commit a crime, including assault.
In cases like these, defendants rely on their attorneys to protect their rights in court by building an affirmative defense during trial. Assault is one of those crimes that can be difficult to challenge in court, but an affirmative defense is often helpful.