Assault involves intentionally putting another person in reasonable fear of an imminent harmful or offensive contact. This definition varies by jurisdiction, but it is important to note that physically injuring another person is not required.
However, if one person does commit physical violence against another, the assault charge is usually paired with a battery charge. This additional charge refers to the actual act causing physical harm.
It is important to know the severity of the repercussions—such as jail time or fines—you face if you are found guilty of assault. Our criminal defense attorneys are here to provide you with the advice and representation you need.
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