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23-1 Assault and battery—Defined.

(a)    Any [An] assault is an unlawful attempt coupled with a present ability to commit a violent injury upon the person of another.

(b)    A battery is any willful and unlawful force of violence upon the person of another.

(c)    An assault or battery or both may be committed by the use of any part of the body of the person committing the offense, as of the hand, foot, head, or by the use of any inanimate object, capable of inflicting the slightest injury, or by the use of any animate object, as by throwing or violently pushing one person against another, or driving a horse or other animal, automobile, bicycle or motor-bicycle against a person.

(d)    Any means used by the person assaulting, as by spitting in the face or otherwise, which is capable of inflicting any injury, comes within the definition of an assault or a battery as the case may be.

(Code 1962, § 27-1)

Cross referenceDefinitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.

State law referenceAssault, A.R.S. § 13-1203.


Cross referenceRecovery of costs at events requiring second response by police, § 2-45.1.

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