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What is criminal battery?

Criminal battery is generally a felony offense and is defined as unlawful application of force to the body of another person that results in bodily harm or offensive touching. Remember, you do not need specific intent to harm the other person. If you negligently or recklessly injure another, even though you did not intent to hurt him/her, you can still be on the hook for battery.

 

 

 

 

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