I was approached by a police officer in Aurora while on the phone in a apt complex stair well. He asked me my name and my ID. I gave it to him and it came back I had a warrant for unpaid traffic fines.. As soon as he told me to put my hands behind my back I ran. Why I have no clue, but I gave up after I ran across the street and made my way back to the front steps of the property I ran from and lied down. The Police officer jumped on my back and said I'll teach you to run from me. When I got to jail I was told I was being charged with Aggravated Battery, During the trial, I used a public defender (my mistake) But the police officer got on the stand said I pushed him in the chest and had his co worker stated that I said I only pushed him once to get away. Even though he wasn't even therOf course I was convicted and sentenced to 3 years in the Illinois Dept. Of Corrections. I was a nursing student and this case ruined my life. I cant become a Registered Nurse and I have been unable to find a job for 1 year now after I was released . While I was incarcerated I filed an appeal on my case but it came back denied and appropriate. I just need some advice on what to do now? As I look up information I see that Aggravated Battery Is a class 3 felony but why was I charged with a class 2????? I have no prior felonies, so I believe I was sentenced to prison because I took my case to trial. Isn't that a right we all have?? So why was I punished for exercising my constitutional right??? I just got chopped and screwed by that police officer and dont know how to move forward. He wasn't injured and it was his word against mine and his co workers who werent even on the scene. How can a jury convict me with no concrete evidence. Only credibility?