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Definition of an assault:
An assault occurs when one person intentionally or recklessly, applies force to another person without the others concent.
An assault could also be when action of a person cause another to fear immediate unlawful violence.
There are 2 types of assault:
Physical conduct- which is a punch or a kick (battery)
Threats- causing a person to fear imminent danger
POINTS TO PROVE
1. Intentionally or recklessly
2. applies force
3. to a person
4. without concent
Intentionally or recklessly.
Intentionally means doing a deliberate act
Recklessly means aware that something could happen but does it anyway.
Applied force can be done directly or indirectly.
Directly = a kick, punch, throwing something that hits them.
Indirectly = using an implement, or aiming at one person and hitting another.
Force does not have to be applied for an assault.
Fear of violence is enough.
IF A PERSON IS NOT IN FEAR...
THEN THERE IS NO ASSAULT!!!
Person or another.
An assault has to be between people.
i.e. person to person or if a person urges an animal to attack another.
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