Battery: Causing Injuries and Unwanted Physical Contact on Others

Assault and battery.

What is Battery?

Battery is a crime that is an injury or other unwanted physical contact upon a person in such a manner that is likely to cause bodily harm.  The crime of Battery is often charged in conjunction with the crime of assault, as “assault and battery”.

What does a private investigator need to know?

A private investigator may be called upon to investigate cases that involve assault and battery charges. This would most likely be in relation to a civil case or charge. Detectives need to know the laws and punishment for such a crime in their local area, and be able to communicate the severity of the charges to their client.

For more legal definitions, visit our Glossary of Legal and Investigation Terms.


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