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What is the maximum jail time if I plead guilty

Chicago, IL |

My brother beat up his baby mama and he wants to plead guilty to aggravated battery and he been in jail since Feb of this year and he had court today and his next court day is next month on July 2nd and they gonna gather up everything for his trial, if he pleads guity to aggravated battery how long will he have to serve time in jail and also the baby mama wanted to drop the charges but the state picked it up and he has a clean record

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Without knowing the injuryies, the type of weapon used (if any) then one can only tell you that he could receive anything from probation to several years in jail.

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Your brother should be discussing his case with his lawyer. If he doesn't have a private attorney, he should have been assigned a public defender. You are not really doing him any service by discussing his case in a public forum. This is not a confidential website.


Most likely 5 years is the maximum.


If he's going to plead guilty, he should know in advance what he's being sentenced to. Speak to his lawyer. Generally, he'd be looking at probation or up to 5 years pen time.