If I slapped someone for no good reason, would I be charged with battery or assault?
- 2 months ago
Depends on where you are. You'd be charged even if you had a reason.
- Mike LLv 72 months ago
Battery is physical.
- 2 months ago
if you b*tch slapped someone, you're probably fine.
- xyzzyLv 72 months ago
In Georgia it would be both. These are two separate charges. One would be Simple Assault: O.C.G.A. §16-5-20 the other charge would be Simple Battery: O.C.G.A §16-5-23 both of which are misdemeanors. Depending on certain factors such as the age of the victim, if they are pregnant or not or where the crime took place etc the charges may be punished as a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
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- ExoplanetLv 72 months ago
A&B in many jurisdictions is combined, so it don't matter none.
- linkus86Lv 72 months ago
You could be charged with either or both.
- BruceLv 72 months ago
As a general rule, assault is putting someone in fear of being attacked and battery is the actual attack. Threatening to hit someone and then following through with the hit would be "assault and battery". The definitions are determined by state law and can vary.
- electricpoleLv 72 months ago
If you slapped the wrong person, you would need an autopsy. No need to worry about charges.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
simple assault, in my state, is one blow with no significant damage. Two blows, or significant injury, is assault and battery ... a felony
- Justin ThymeLv 72 months ago
Probably both. Perhaps you need to see a shrink.