Assault and Battery Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marty and Donald are hockey players who, aside from playing for different teams, do not like each other very much. One night before a game Donald is skating around the rink to warm up when Marty shoots a puck at him. The puck hits Donald in the face and breaks his nose. If Marty is charged with Battery, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he did not physically touch Donald himself
Choice 2 Acquitted, because Donald consented to the contact
Choice 3 Convicted, because the game had not yet started
Choice 4 Convicted, because indirect touching qualifies as battery
Marty and Donald are hockey players who, aside from playing for different teams, do not like each other very much. One night before a game Donald is skating around the rink to warm up when Marty shoots a puck at him. The puck hits Donald in the leg but does not hurt him. Under modern statutes, if Marty is charged with battery, he will probably:
Choice 1 Convicted, because indirect touching qualifies as battery
Choice 2 Convicted, because he meant to shoot the puck at Donald
Choice 3 Acquitted, because he did not hurt Donald
Choice 4 Acquitted, because Donald consented to the touching
Marty and Donald are hockey players who, aside from playing for different teams, do not like each other very much. One night before a game Donald is skating around the rink to warm up when Marty shoots a puck at him. Donald never sees the puck coming toward him but, luckily, Marty's shot is off the mark and the puck misses Donald. One of Donald's teammates sees what Marty did and he calls the police. If Marty is charged with assault in a jurisdiction that defines assault as attempted battery, Marty will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted
Choice 2 Convicted
Marty and Donald are hockey players who, aside from playing for different teams, do not like each other very much. One night before a game Donald is skating around the rink to warm up when Marty shoots a puck at him. Donald never sees the puck coming toward him but, luckily, Marty's shot is off the mark and the puck misses Donald. One of Donald's teammates sees what Marty did and he calls the police. If Marty is charged with assault in a jurisdiction that defines assault as intentionally placing the victim in fear of immediate bodily harm, Marty will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted
Choice 2 Convicted

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