Assault and battery two separate offenses against the person that when used in one expression may be defined as any unlawful and unpermitted touching of another assault is an ac. Assault and battery often bring up images of the typical fight or brawl but the terms are actually two separate legal concepts with distinct elements learn more about this and related topics at findlaws criminal law section. In some jurisdictions assault is defined as the threat of bodily harm that reasonably causes fear of harm in the victim battery is the actual physical impact on another person in certain jurisdictions assault and battery are often paired together as one offense. Assault and battery is the combination of two violent crimes assault the threat of violence and battery physical violence this legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence assault and battery may also refer to assault battery rose tattoo album a 1981 album by rose tattoo. 182 57 assault and battery penalty a any person who commits a simple assault or assault and battery is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor and if the person intentionally selects the person against whom a simple assault is committed because of his race religious conviction color or national origin the penalty upon conviction shall include a term of confinement of at least six months
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