Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Street Smarts- Criminal Law 1.01 – What is Battery?

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50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

BATTERY

A battery is an unlawful touching.

The state must prove:

  • The defendant intentionally touched or struck the victim against his/her will.
  • A battery may become a felony when the touching causes serious bodily harm.