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What’s the difference between assault and battery?

Cleveland, OH criminal defense attorney Jay Milano explains the difference between assault and battery.

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as a practical matter now in the
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criminal courts
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there is no difference salts assault
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battery is actually touching assault as
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words but none of that really makes a
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lot of difference at this point
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in civil cases you really have to touch
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people
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to have a civil judgment in criminal
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cases you have to touch people
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except in domestic violence if they feel
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threatened that’s a crime it’s a it’s a
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it’s a very minor crime interestingly
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enough but it’s a crime
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and you’re treated just the same as if
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you punched your wife in the mouth
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or husband

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