A criminal battery — a physical act that results in harmful or offensive contact with another's person without that person's consent — involving an additional, aggravating factor, such as the infliction of serious bodily injury or the use of a dangerous weapon.
See, e.g. State v. Whittington, 926 P.2d 237 (Kan. 1996).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A crime in which someone has not only used force against the victim, but did so using extreme force (such as a deadly weapon). Aggravated battery may also be charged on the basis of the seriousness of the victim's injuries. (See: battery
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August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm