Battery: Unusual Contact And Abuse

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Battery is the any unlawful offensive physical contact with another person. The contact does not have to be violent for the crime of battery to take place; it can be merely any offensive touching. Unlike the crime of assault, battery requires that actual contact be made, while assault charges can be brought with only the threat of violence. The laws regarding batter vary from state to state, but many jurisdictions have different classifications or degrees of battery. Battery is usually any form of unlawful contact, while criminal battery means there was intent to cause injury. In some states, sexual battery is any non-consensual touching of the intimate parts of another person, but in other states a sexual battery charge requires actual oral,

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