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assault
a person in guilty of assault when she/he attempts to strike (or actually strikes in some states) another human either recklessly, or intentionally, and that person suffers physical injury as a result of the attempt/strike. Criminal laws differ widely from state to state. E.g., NY Penal Code distinguishes between different degrees of assault. … Full Definition »
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assault and battery
A person commited an assault and battery may be sued either in civil court or be prosecuted criminally. The major difference between assault and battery is that an assault does not require an actual physical contact with another person, while battery requires actual touching to occur. An assault can take place even though no battery occurs. On the other … Full Definition »
Law topic: Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
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assault and battery
A person commited an assault and battery may be sued either in civil court or be prosecuted criminally. The major difference between assault and battery is that an assault does not require an actual physical contact with another person, while battery requires actual touching to occur. An assault can take place even though no battery occurs. On the other … Full Definition »
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