ASSAULT AND BATTERY
BATTERY VS ASSAULT CHARGES
While “battery” is often used interchangeably with “assault,” the two are different crimes, although similar. Assault and Battery: Battery refers to crimes that make contact with another person, while assault refers to the attempt to make contact. It is possible to be charged with assault without making contact with anyone, although it is not possible to be charged with battery without being charged with assault, too.
Aggravated assault refers to attacking another person with a dangerous weapon such as a blunt object, knife or gun, in a manner that is likely to cause serious harm. When a dangerous weapon is used, it is not necessary that serious bodily harm actually results for it to be charged as aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is typically associated with the commission of another crime such as robbery.
Battery can be a misdemeanor or felony. If an individual is charged with battery that does not cause injury, it will most likely be a simple battery which is a misdemeanor. If the individual was seriously injured, felony charges may be brought. There is an exception to this, however. If the individual who presses battery charges is a police officer or civil servant with special protection, an otherwise misdemeanor battery can be classified as a felony.
Misdemeanor battery charges have a potential sentence of up to three years of informal probation, six months in county jail, a $2,000 maximum fine, community service, and completion of a batterer’s program. Felony charges carry potential sentence of up to four years in state prison and formal probation.
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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Some of the crimes and information may not apply to your city or state.