Attorney Young Represents individuals charged with Assault.
What is Assault:
Assault occurs when a person is placed under a reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. For example, if a person makes a fist and acts as if he or she is going to punch a person, but stops short and does not actually does not punch the person.
How is Assault different from Battery:
Where as assault is the threat of force, a battery is the actual force. So, pretending that you are going to punch a person might be an assault, actually punching the person is the battery.
Assault and Battery:
The act of someone going to punch another is the assault and the actual punch is the battery. Therefore, you may typically hear the term of “Assault and Battery,” as a single phase.