Assault simply means making you duck. Essentially, flinch when I come toward you or I pretend to hit you. That is an assault. There is also verbal assault, when I call you names or I threaten to hurt you. Actual battery means touching, physically and connecting with the assault. So, typically we’ll hear assault and battery. When someone throws a swing at you and actually hits you, that is a combination of both assault and battery. Typically, those are misdemeanors. The aggravated aspects of that where somebody’s really hurt or you pick up a tool to use in your assault, those are felonies.
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