aggravated battery
aggravated battery see battery

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

aggravated battery
A crime in which someone has not only used force against the victim, but did so using extreme force (such as a deadly weapon). Aggravated battery may also be charged on the basis of the seriousness of the victim's injuries. (See: battery)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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