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Below are the fundamental descriptions of assault and battery based on Criminal Code: Battery - A typical characterization of battery is actually "use of physical force with the intention of hurting a person." As the damage should be intentional for battery to happen, actual pain doesn't have to be physical, it can be mental, financial, or perhaps verbal to be viewed battery.

Code states that A person commits the offense of simple battery when he or she either:

  • Intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or potentially provoking nature with the person of another; or even
  • Intentionally leads to bodily damage to another."

Aggravated Assault - Aggravated assault is a crime in which a person illegally attempts to and commits violence against another person. Listed below are several examples of crimes which may constitute assault:

  • Assault with a lethal weapon
  • Assault with intent to bring about severe bodily pain
  • Physically attacking an individual
  • Threatening to result in bodily damage
  • Causing fear in others by endangerment or even threats
  • Intention to commit battery Regardless of the specific costs you might be facing, you are going to be much better off consulting an assault and battery defense lawyer quickly. You possess the right to legal counsel to challenge these allegations - ensure you work out this best and get the representation you deserve!!

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Assault and battery are in fact 2 separate criminal offenses, though the terms are usually used interchangeably and could be grouped together in one criminal case. Typically defined, assault is the attempt at injury or violence on another individual, and battery is actually carrying out that act. Have you been accused of assault, battery, or perhaps both? Consulting a Fort Pierce Criminal Attorney is among the most vital actions you are able to take to stay away from significant criminal penalties.

Our experienced attorneys represent clients that are facing assault, aggravated assault, and battery charges. We provide a no cost initial session to enable you to get going and therefore are glad to take the time to discuss your situation and determine precisely how we might best aid you.

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