Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how severe the injury. A fist fight is a common battery; being hit by a wild pitch in a baseball game is not.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm