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9.08 – Assault, Battery, and Reckless Conduct

9.08.010 – Assault prohibited

It is unlawful for a person to commit an assault.  A person commits an assault when, without lawful authority, he engages in conduct which places another in reasonable apprehension of receiving battery.

(1969-M-3: § 4 (part); Prior code: § 28.034)

9.08.020 – Battery Prohibited

It is unlawful for a person to commit battery.  A person commits battery if he intentionally or knowingly without legal jurisdiction and by any means:

  1. Causes bodily harm to an individual; or
  2. Makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual.
(1969-M-3: § 2; Prior code: § 28.006)

9.08.030 – Reckless conduct prohibited

It is unlawful to commit reckless conduct.  A person who causes bodily harm to, or endangers the bodily safety of, an individual by any means, commits reckless conduct if he performs in a reckless manner, the acts which cause the harm or endanger the safety, whether they otherwise are lawful or unlawful.

(1994-M-57: § 1; 1969-M-3: § 4 (part); Prior code: § 28.035)