Assault & Battery

Assault and battery are often grouped together and used interchangeably to describe a physical attack. However, assault and battery are two separate offenses which have very different meanings. Assault is defined as the threat or attempt of causing injury to another, with the apparent ability to carry out the threat. Battery is defined as the intentional touching of another, against their consent. Battery may involve hitting, striking, slapping, groping or any other form of physical contact.

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The following are some examples of assault/battery cases handled by the Atcachunas Law Firm:

  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Assault with the Intent of Committing a Felony
  • Battery
  • Felony Battery (Great Bodily Harm/Permanent Disfigurement)
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Battery with a Deadly Weapon
  • Sexual Battery
  • Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm
  • Assault or Battery against a Police Officer

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