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08-07-2011, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DIEHARD the King fan View Post
In some states there is no longer a distinction between assault and battery. Assault is the apprehension of attack, while a battery is the unconsented to harmful or offensive contact. Battery Upon a police officer is a misdemeanor carrying a possible $2,000.00 fine + penalty assessments (ends up being between $6.5K and 8K) and/or 1year in a county jail. Assault is often charged as an attempt at a battery, such as if Avery took a swing but missed the cop. He would likely have then been charged with assault.

Perfect Question for my first post in 40 days or so.
Isn't assault of an officer a felony also?

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