– A simple assault is a threat to use physical force against the victim. This is punished by a fine and/or imprisonment.
– An aggravated assault is a threat to use a weapon or cause great bodily harm against the victim. Aggravated assaults are more severely punished than simple assaults.
– Criminal battery is the unlawful touching of an individual by another. This may include a physical act of spitting in another’s face, any form of unwanted intentional touching in anger, or jostling of another.