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.


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