In Kansas, the lawmakers draw a distinction between a charge of Assault and a charge of Battery. The main distinction is if the defendant made contact with the alleged victim. If one person intentionally puts another person in immediate apprehension of bodily contact, they have committed an assault. If a defendant intentionally makes bodily contact with another they may have committed a battery. The key factor in both of these crimes has to do with the intent of the defendant. If you intend to make contact with another person or intend to create the perception that you intend to make contact with another person you may end up getting charged with assault or battery. There are varying different degrees of assault and battery depending on a host of different factors.
Was the assault or battery done with a deadly weapon?
What degree of harm was done to the alleged victim?
What level of intent did the defendant have?
All of these are just a few factors that can determine how serious a charge of assault or battery can be. The criminal defense lawyers at Roth Davies, LLC have created this guide including many frequently asked questions about assault cases and battery cases. Remember, looking at a website is not a substitute for sitting down with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and going over the specific facts of your case. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal case, contact our office for a free consultation.