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What is Assault?
The law defines assault as an attempt to harm someone else. Pennsylvania classifies assaults as simple or aggravated. If you’ve been accused of assault, you’ll want to talk to a criminal defense attorney.
Someone who tries to cause injury to another person can be charged with simple assault. So can a person who does knowingly, recklessly cause injury to another on purpose. Some examples include:
Aggravated assault — also called battery — involves unlawful physical contact and harm. Aggravated assault statutes do vary somewhat by jurisdiction. But the typical definition is the intentional harmful touching of someone without their permission. A battery or aggregated assault charge must include:
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