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Joint Charging Standards
Graze or scratches
Minor bruising
Reddening of the skin
Superficial cuts
Black eye…read more

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"Infliction of unlawful personal violence."
V doesn't have to suffer any pain or injury.
Can be committed by an omission.
Cole v. Turner (1705) defined battery as "the
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Thomas (1985)
Battery includes the clothes a person wears.…read more

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Collin v. Willcock (1984)
Any touching of another person may amount to
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Fagan v. MPC (1968)
Indirect battery…read more

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