For many people, the term “battery” conjures up images of severe beatings.
But, in fact, you can be guilty of California battery, under California Penal Code 242, even if you didn't cause the “victim” pain or injury of any kind.
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In fact, the slightest touching can be a battery.: Sara gets into a fight with Julie, her young son's teacher, over her son's behavior in class.
After Julie says something particularly offensive about Sara's son, Sara spits in her face.
California “assault & battery” People often use the phrase “assault & battery.” But, in fact, California assault and California battery are two distinct crimes.
California assault law, Penal Code 240, defines an assault as an But if you commit a battery against a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or certain other kinds of public servants—and that person suffers any kind of injury—then you may be charged with the more serious crime of battery on a peace/police officer.
The legal definition of battery in California is as follows: Let's look more closely at the key terms of the definition of battery in order to better understand their meaning.