Category Archives: Battery & Assault

Battery in College

When it comes to college it is a new territory for any young person. Leaving home and starting over in a different city with people from all over the country. With college comes new situations that could put someone in a tricky decision. The topic of battery can happen as easy as freshman year even if someone may not think it is possible.  Continue reading

Assault vs. Aggravated Assault

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.

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

Legal Terms to Know About Assault Charges

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 & Domestic Battery Legal Terms

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,

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