Yin and Yang, six of one-half dozen of the other, some terms are interchangeable. That is NOT the case with assault and battery even though we seem to use the two words together. In the state of Ohio those two terms MAY be used in concert, but they are quite different in meaning and consequence!
A person commits the crime of assault if they intentionally threaten the “victim” by word or act. For example, if you stand in front of another person and take a swing, but miss, it can constitute an assault. Battery, in its simplest form, occurs when a person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against that person’s will.
As you can probably tell, a charge of battery carries a much bigger potential penalty. Both must be dealt with by seeking strong representation. In Northeast Ohio that is assault and battery lawyer Jon Sinn. Don’t discover that the only sin you have committed is not calling Jon. Attorney Jon Sinn serving the Akron area and beyond at (330) 431-0160.