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Is domestic battery a misdemeanor or felony?

Aurora, IL |
Filed under: Felony crime

My husband was arrested a year ago for domestic battery against me and he was incarcerated for 3 months in Kane County...I've reviewed all his court papers but none state wether its a misdemeanor or felony or the statue violated....Where or who could I go to know about this and if there is a fee charged?

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Call the prosecutor on the case.

A felony requires a sentence that exceeds one year of jail time. A misdemeanor requires a sentence of 364 days or less.

It does not matter how long your husband was incarcerated. The sentence is what deterimines the crime's severity.

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there is typically no fee to speak with the prosecutor, only to get copies of the court documents. S/he can explain the chartes, whether or not a plea occurred, and whether it's a misdemeanor or felony.

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