assault and battery


: the crime of threatening and physically hitting or attacking someone

Examples of assault and battery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities arrested the pickup driver, and he was ultimately sentenced to a year's probation for assault and battery. USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2024 Court records show that between 2019 and 2023, Lopez-Altan had faced 11 charges related to assault and battery, though nine had been dropped by authorities and one is working its way through the court system. Olivia Diaz, Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2024 The lawsuit, which is backed by the NAACP and the family of a Black teenager shot dead by Cobb County police, also alleges McConnell caused Brown's wrongful death while committing assault and battery. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 4 Mar. 2024 Doty was found not guilty of three felony assault and battery charges. David Ovalle, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2023 The 34-year-old citizen of Guatemala was convicted in January of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, and a separate offense of assault and battery, in Gloucester District Court, officials stated. Stepheny Price, Fox News, 28 Feb. 2024 In 2015, Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation after attacking his then-pregnant fianceé and received three years probation. Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald, 28 Feb. 2024 Roxanne Doucette was charged with intimidation of a witness, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 The plaintiffs are seeking damages from the defendants and declarations of invasion of privacy, unlawful imprisonment, assault and battery, negligence, breaches of fiduciary and trust duties, and breach of contract. Leo Sands, Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2024

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“Assault and battery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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