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Wachnik Law LLC brings a unique approach to every case. If you have been charged with aggravated battery, attempt murder, murder or any other violent offense, then you need a strong advocate in your corner. Call Wachnik Law LLC today at 847-892-5060 for a free consultation.

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In Illinois, an individual may be charged with and found guilty of aggravated battery if he commits a battery (other than by the discharge of a firearm), and knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or disfigurement to another individual in the course of the battery.

Charges of aggravated battery involve severe consequences. Legal counsel is needed very early on in the proceedings. When facing a prosecution for a crime such as aggravated battery a strong defense is needed from the outset in order to possibly stay out of prison. Call Wachnik Law LLC today at 847-892-5060.


Attempted First Degree Murder (720 ILCS 5/8-4(a) (720 5/9-1(a)(1)) is a charge or offense in which the suspect is charged with attempting (but not succeeding) to kill another person. In most cases, this crime involves the firing of a handgun. That being said, many individuals are charged with Attempted Murder with a knife or other dangerous weapon. The base penalty for this crime is 6-30 years in prison.

If a gun is used, an additional 15-25 years can be added to the sentence. If the victim is a police officer, the range of sentence is 20-80 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Attempted murder is a difficult offense for the prosecutor to prove. This is because he must prove that the suspect had the actual desire to bring about the death of the alleged victim. An aggressive and talented criminal defense lawyer can effectively challenge such a charge in court.


If you have been charged with a charged with a violent crime, call attorney Eryk Wachnik today. A conviction for such an offense can irreparably harm your career, family and reputation. Attorney Eryk Wachnik is a former Cook County Prosecutor who has handled hundreds of trials in court and works closely with you conducting an in-depth analysis of your case. Eryk Wachnik has a solid record of achieving successful results and will use creative strategies to get you the best possible result in your case. Call 847-892-5060 today.

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Wachnik Law LLC handles criminal, injury, traffic and DUI cases originating in Cook County; DuPage County; Lake County; Will County; Barrington; Barrington Hills; Bartlett; Bensenville; Buffalo Grove; Chicago; Des Plaines; Dundee; Elgin; Elmwood Park; Elk Grove Village; Evanston; Franklin Park; Glencoe; Glenview; Golf; Hanover Park; Harwood Heights; Hoffman Estates; Inverness; Kenilworth; Lincolnwood; Maywood; Melrose Park, Morton Grove; Mount Prospect; Norridge; Niles; Northbrook; Northfield; Park Ridge; Palatine; Prospect Heights; Rolling Meadows; Roselle; Rosemont; Schaumburg​; Schiller Park; South Barrington; Streamwood; Skokie; Wilmette; Winnetka; and Wheeling. 

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