Many people think assault and battery (also sometimes called battering) are the same things, but they are different charges. Generally, you can be charged with assault when you put someone in fear of immediate physical injury. To have charges of battery, you must injure another person or drug another person without their consent. Continue reading
The Arkansas Assault Laws in Washington County with the help of Morton Law Firm. Assault offenses in Arkansas range from a misdemeanor to a felony whether it is in the first, second, and third degree or an aggravated assault.
To have the charges of assault one must either threaten with words behaviors or inflict minor harm. The victim of the assault must have feared being injured by the actions or threats. Continue reading
The breakdown of Arkansas Battery Laws in Washington County with the help of Morton Law Firm.
Forms of First Degree Battery
Battery in the first degree is carrying a sentence between five and forty years to life. A person may be charged with first-degree battery for any of the following offenses: Continue reading
Aggravated Assault: (a) A person commits aggravated assault if, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he or she purposely:
(1) Engages in conduct that creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person;
(2) Displays a firearm in such a manner that creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person; or
(3) Impedes or prevents the respiration of another person or the circulation of another person’s blood by applying pressure on the Continue reading
Battery: The nonconsensual touching of, or use of force against, the body of another with the intent to cause harmful or offensive contact.
Domestic battering in the first degree: A person commits domestic battering in the first degree if:
(1) With the purpose of causing serious physical injury to a family or household member, the person causes serious physical injury to a family or household member by means of a deadly weapon;
(2) With the purpose of seriously and permanently disfiguring a family or household member or of destroying, amputating, or permanently disabling a member or organ of a family or household member’s body,