Broward County Criminal Defense Attorneys - Lawyers - Broward County Florida
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There is no charge of attempted battery: Assault can occur where the defendant is unsuccessful in his attempt to commit a battery. Remember that: (1) the act must be done with intent to commit a harmful or offensive touching (recklessness or negligence aren't enough); and (2) the would-be-victim need not be aware of the danger.
To establish an assault, it is not necessary that there have been actual physical contact with or injury to the person assaulted. In other words, there is no requirement that a battery accompany an assault as an element of the offense.Thus, the pointing of a gun at another may constitute an assault, even though the defendant does not actually fire the gun or injure the victim when he or she has an opportunity to do so.