In tort law, assault is the intentional causing of another to be in a reasonable apprehension of an immediate harmful or offensive contact.
In criminal law, assault refers to the incomplete act of battery (three types): (1) failed attempted battery and (2) fear of battery assault, and (3) aggravated felony assault.
Sexual assault is another form of assault, which is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the consent of the recipient.
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