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iv been accused of battery what does that mean is it different

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i'v been accused of battery what does that mean? is it different than assult and battery? i got a paper in the mail today that said there has been a complaint made by a guy i know and i have to appear in court next month the paper says violations of chapter and section 13-27, what does that mean also ? thank you for your time i have another legal question i need answewred i'll write back with it later thank you
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 8 years ago.
Hello. What state are you in?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Hammer O'Justice replied 8 years ago.



Under Oklahoma law, battery is "any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." The difference between battery and assault is that assault is an attempted battery or a threat of battery, whereas battery is the completed act.


If you have an alibi, you should be fine. I would suggest that when and if charges are filed, you get a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. If you can't afford one, apply for the services of the public defender.


Hope this helps.