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What is the Definition of “Assault”?

Degrees of assault are defined according to state laws. Legal guidelines range by state, but generally, assault in the first degree is defined as when a person: With intent to cause significant bodily injury to another individual, s/he causes serious bodily injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon or perhaps a dangerous instrument; or With intent to…

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You’ve been charged with Assault. What to do now?

Assault and battery are two separate offenses. Each may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on how the crime was allegedly carried out, the nature of the personal injuries that resulted and the laws of the jurisdiction. If you are confronting a charge of assault or battery, contact a knowledgeable lawyer from the Charles Johnson Law Firm…

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