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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

Assault with Firearm upon Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Care Provider

Every person who, without justifiable or excusable cause and with intent to do bodily harm, commits any aggravated assault and battery or any assault with a firearm or other deadly weapon upon the person of an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider, upon conviction, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional institution for a maximum of one (1) year, or by a maximum fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. 21 O.S. 650.5

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

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

Penalty for Assault and Battery upon Emergency Medical Care Provider

Every person who willfully delays, obstructs or in any way interferes with an emergency medical technician or other emergency medical care provider in the performance of or attempt to perform emergency medical care and treatment or in going to or returning from the scene of a medical emergency, upon conviction, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum six (6) months, or by a maximum fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment. 21 O.S 650.3

Other Assault and Battery Charges

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