Aggravated battery

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In the criminal law of the United States, Aggravated battery in is a more serious form of battery. Aggravated battery requires serious injury, use of a deadly weapon, or the intent to kill or seriously harm. Unlike simple battery, it is a felony.

An equivalent charge, under the Canadian Criminal Code, is assault causing bodily harm, although unlike if the offence is prosecuted in a US jurisdiction, the offence is a hybrid one. Assault occasioning actual bodily harm is an equivalent offence under English law and in some Australian jurisdictions.


Matthew Lippman (3 September 2013). Essential Criminal Law. SAGE Publications. pp. 169–. ISBN 978-1-4833-2447-0.