21st November 2019

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What is a simple assault and battery?

Simple assault is the attempt to cause serious physical harm to another individual. It also refers to causing the individual to be in fear or apprehension of an imminent battery. The crime does not involve physical contact with the victim.

Can you go to jail for misdemeanor battery?

A "battery" in simple terms is when you strike or attack someone without cause or provocation. It can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances of the fight and the injuries sustained by the victim. Misdemeanor battery generally carries a jail sentence of not more than one year.
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