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.
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.
- Bail Amounts for Common Misdemeanor Charges. The bail amount for battery against a peace officer (e.g. police officer) is typically around $2,500. Battery against a spouse or someone else is much higher – around $10,000. Sexual battery carries a felony charge and is typically attached to a $25,000 bail bond.
- It is remotely possible that the state will decide to dismiss a case against a defendant for domestic violence abuse charges, as well. This rarely happens, however. Although very undesirable, a prosecutor may still decide to move forward with a case, as originally charged, with the victim serving as a hostile witness.
- A battery charger, or recharger, is a device used to put energy into a secondary cell or rechargeable battery by forcing an electric current through it. A trickle charger provides a relatively small amount of current, only enough to counteract self-discharge of a battery that is idle for a long time.
Updated: 21st November 2019