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Assault Battery

Assault is the criminal offense of threatening bodily harm with an apparent ability to cause harm.  Battery is a criminal offense involving actual unlawful physical contact, with or without a threat being made beforehand.  Assault may also be charged if there is an unsuccessful attempt to cause bodily harm.  Although battery is usually associated with acts of physical harm, it can also involve offensive or sexual contact, or even simply the unlawful touching of another person by the aggressor, or by means of an object.


List of States For Assault Battery Lawyers

New York