The Difference between Assault and Battery
Assault and battery occurs when an individual uses force or the threat of force which results in the bodily injury or harm of another individual. This does not necessarily have to be intentional nor does it have to be direct. Examples of this would be threatening someone with force, causing them to step into a street and be struck by a vehicle, or commanding a dog to attack them. The difference between assault and battery occurs when the individual is actually touched by the person committing the crime. If this occurs, then the charges are considered battery.
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