Assault Performance Task
Assault Performance Task
Alan Skittles is a witness who could help determine whether the individuals would either be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. In this case, since Bubba Hurt died while Sam Clark was trying to defend himself. Self-defense only works when the individual was defending himself against another party who was using equal force (Leisring, 2016). Mr. Clark obtained a permanent brain injury from a shoe thrown at him by Ms. Breeze. Since his mental state was affected, she would have to face the judge in less than two days to determine if she could set bail. In the arraignment under the representation of an attorney, she would either plead innocent or guilty. Besides, anyone accused of an offense is aware that they are innocent until they are proven guilty. For Skeeter Redrum, he would have to face the grand jury to determine if he was guilty of being an accomplice of murder. However, there needs to be proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty.
Simple assault may involve attempting to harm an individual, but the assaulter is not successful. It may also be a way of intimidating the victim with threats. Skeeter Redrum would be accused of simple assault since he began to attack Mr. Clark in an attempt to protect Ms. Breeze. Aggravated assault refers to attempting to harm an individual with the intent to kill them (Thomas, 2018). It may involve using weapons or charges depending on the degree of damage of the individual. If Bubba Hurt was alive, he would have been charged with aggravated assault since he not only shove Mr. Clark to the street but also kick him in an attempt to hurt him. The aggravated battery happens when a defendant strikes the criminal, and they could deliberately or accidentally harm or permanently damage their abilities. Ms. Breeze would be charged with the aggravated battery since, in her quest to defend herself, she used her shoe to hit Mr. Clark on the head that made him unconscious, and eventually causing permanent brain damage (Mullerson, 2019).
Leisring, P. A., & Grigorian, H. L. (2016). Self-defense, retaliation, and gender: Clarifying motivations for physical partner violence. Journal of family violence, 31(8), 949-953.
Mullerson, R. (2019). Self-defense in the contemporary world. In Law and Force in the New International Order (pp. 13-25). Routledge.
Thomas, S. A., & Drawve, G. (2018). Examining interactive effects of characteristics of the social and physical environment on aggravated assault. Journal of criminal justice, 57, 89-98.
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