Here you will find in-depth information about assault and battery laws, including a broad overview of what assault and battery entails, state specific assault laws, and common questions and answers related to violent crimes.
Assault and Battery Overview
Simple Assault Laws
Simple assault is the least serious form of assault. It involves minor injury or a limited threat of violence, and usually is charged as a misdemeanor.
Federal Assault Crimes
In the federal criminal system, an assault is an attempt to hit another person or an act that causes someone to reasonably expect impending harm.
The path of a criminal case through the courts is complicated. The way cases are handled varies from state to state and county to county. If you've been charged with a crime, you'll want to talk to a lawyer familiar with your area and courts.