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What is the difference between an assault and battery

The difference between assault and battery is assault is a threat do do harm, a battery is doing that harm. The touching of another individual, no matter how slight, if unwanted, is a battery. If you're charged with assault or battery, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits. After law school Mr. Rutkowski became an Assist State Attorney where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes before dedicating his law practice solely to criminal defense. Along with his work in law enforcement and as an attorney, Mr. Rutkowski spent fifteen years in the army reserve staring as an enlistee, eventually attending and completing officer candidate school and being commissioned as an infantry officer.

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