What Is Battery?
One of the common misconceptions is that if I touch someone, but I don’t slap them or punch them, that I have not committed a battery. Yes you have. While you can punch and slap someone and commit battery, you can also commit battery by simply touching someone that does not want to be touched. The whole idea of battery is whether or not you had the intent to touch that person. If I walk through a door and you’re standing on the other side of the door and I slam the door in to you, I’m not guilty of battery if I did not know you were there. However, if I grab you and take your head and slam you in to the door and the door frame, I commit an act of battery.
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