An assault involves conduct that places another person in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. A battery occurs when a person causes harm to another or makes insulting or provoking physical contact with another Both assault and battery are misdemeanors punishable by jail or a fine. But, in addition to any other possible penalties, the court may impose weekend work-release. Certain assaults and batteries may also qualify as aggravated. Assaults or batteries that involve the use of a deadly weapon or firearm generally constitute aggravated assault or aggravated battery and could be charged as felonies.
These types of crimes committed against certain named categories of individuals, such as police officers, teachers, or the elderly, may also be charged as aggravated.
As with any other criminal allegation, it is highly recommended to speak to a lawyer at KIA LAW FIRM immediately upon your first notice that law enforcement is investigating this matter.