Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 weeks ago

If I slapped someone for no good reason, would I be charged with battery or assault?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    Depends on where you are. You'd be charged even if you had a reason.

  • Mike L
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Battery is physical.

  • 2 weeks ago

    if you b*tch slapped someone, you're probably fine.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 weeks 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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  • 2 weeks ago

    A&B in many jurisdictions is combined, so it don't matter none.

  • 2 weeks ago

    You could be charged with either or both.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    2 weeks 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. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    If you slapped the wrong person, you would need an autopsy. No need to worry about charges. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    simple assault, in my state, is one blow with no significant damage. Two blows, or significant injury, is assault and battery ... a felony

  • 2 weeks ago

    Probably both. Perhaps you need to see a shrink.

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