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Assault and Battery - Legal Definition

You can be convicted of Assault if you, willfully and unlawfully attempt or offer with force or violence to do a corporal hurt to another. 21 O.S. 641

You can be convicted of Battery if you, willfully and unlawfully use of force or violence upon the person of another. 21 O.S. 642

Assault and Battery - Elements

No person may be convicted of assault and battery unless the State has proved beyond a reasonable doubt each element of the crime. These elements are:

(1) willful; 

(2) unlawful; 

(3) use of force or violence; 

(4) upon another person. OUJI-CR 4-26

Assault and Battery - Lay Terms

The main difference between assault and battery is this: Assault can be limited to only the threat of harm, while battery is the actual cause of physical harm from one person to another. Oklahoma case law claims that if there is a battery then there must have been an assault. Hall v. State

Aggravated Assault and Battery upon Certain State Agency Employees

Every person in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of a Department of Corrections employee while said employee is in the performance of his or her duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.

Every person incarcerated in an institution operated by a private prison contractor, pursuant to Section 561, 563.1 or 563.2 of Title 57 of the Oklahoma Statutes, who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an employee of the contractor while said employee is in the performance of duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.

Every person in the custody of the Department of Human Services who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any aggravated assault and battery upon the person of a Department of Human Services employee, or a person contracting with the Department to provide services, while the employee or contractor is in the performance of his or her duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony.

Every person in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Affairs who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an Office of Juvenile Affairs employee while said employee is in the performance of his or her duties shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony. 21 O.S. 650.2

Punishment for Aggravated Assault and Battery upon Certain State Agency Employees

Every person in the custody of the Office of Juvenile Affairs who, without justifiable or excusable cause, knowingly commits any battery or assault and battery resulting in bodily injury to any employee of the Office of Juvenile Affairs or employee of any residential facility while said employee is in the performance of duties of employment shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a felony. The fine for a violation of this subsection shall be a minimum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and a maximum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), which may be imposed whether or not a period of incarceration is imposed. 21 O.S. 650.2(E)

Other Assault and Battery Charges

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