Aggravated battery is usually a Class 3 felony in Illinois. A Class 3 felony is punishable by 2-5 years in prison and is usually eligible for probation. There are some instances where an aggravated battery is a Class 2 felony. You need to speak to a local attorney experienced in criminal law.
Not to scare you, but Illinois law also provides for extended term and consecutive sentences in some cases so sentences in excess of the statutory maximum are not impossible. Yould should have an attorney on this serious case.
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