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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:
(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
Penalty for Assault and Battery upon Emergency Medical Care Provider
Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any assault, battery or assault and battery upon the person of an emergency medical care provider who is performing medical care duties, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a maximum term of two (2) years, or by a maximum fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. 21 O.S. 650.4
Definition of Emergency Medical Care Provider
As used in this section, "emergency medical care provider" means doctors, residents, interns, nurses, nurses’ aides, ambulance attendants and operators, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and members of a hospital security force. 21 O.S. 650.4
Other Assault and Battery Charges
Assault and Battery Upon an EMT or Care Provider
Domestic Assault and Battery Charges:
Domestic Assault and Battery Against a Pregnant Woman
Domestic Abuse with Prior Pattern of Physical Abuse
Domestic Assault and Battery Punishment for First Time and Repeat Offender
Assault and Battery upon an EMT or Care Provider Litigation Expertise
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