The Commonwealth of Massachusetts actually has no statute against ‘battery’ on the books. Rather, there is one crime labeled as “assault” and another as “assault and battery.” According to Massachusetts law, assault does not require physical contact between the offender and the victim. To qualify as assault, an action must
The penalty for domestic assault and battery can vary depending on whether or not it’s classified as simple assault.
Where personal injury law is concerned, assault and battery are considered intentional torts (or wrongs).
Have you been arrested on an assault and battery charge in Massachusetts?