PEOPLE V. P.J.
P.J. was a retired police Sergeant who was arrested for misdemeanor battery in violation of 720 ILCS 5/12-3(a)(2) during a road rage traffic incident. Attorney Bhatt successfully established that the state’s witness was the aggressor in the altercation and that PJ was following his training to ensure that the aggressor was still present at the scene when Chicago police arrived. P.J.’s actions were entirely in self-defense and P.J. was found not guilty of the battery, preserved his reputation and avoided a criminal record.