assault

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Overview

Assault and battery exists in both the tort law context and the criminal law context.

Respectively, "assault" and "battery" are separate offenses. However, they often occur together, and that occurrence is referred to as "assault and...

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Overview

Battery exists in both the tort law context and the criminal law context. In tort law, assault is considered an intentional tort.

Definition

1.  In criminal law, this is a physical act that results...