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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 6/24/2002 5:45:47 AM EDT
Could someone tell me the legal definition of 'aggravated sexual battery'?
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 5:49:25 AM EDT
the term aggravated, I believe, means more like 'attempted' or 'threatened' Sexual Battery is almost self-explanatory
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 5:54:26 AM EDT
OK so what did you do and to whom ?
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 5:56:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ogre_4070: Could someone tell me the legal definition of 'aggravated sexual battery'?
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[url=http://www.tndagc.com/juryinst/10_03.htm]Tennessee definition[/url] [url=http://www.wm.edu/WMPD/aggravated_battery.htm]Virginia definition[/url] Those are just the first ones that I found on google. There are probably as many definitions as there are states, but they seem to be pretty similar.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:02:52 AM EDT
the term aggravated, I believe, means more like 'attempted' or 'threatened'
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Actually, to "aggravate" something is to make it worse.
AGGRAVATION - Crimes, Torts. That which increases the enormity of a crime or the injury of a wrong. The opposite of extenuation. When a crime or trespass has been committed under aggravating circumstances, it is punished with more severity; and, the damages given to vindicate the wrong are greater.
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[url]http://www.lectlaw.com/def/a170.htm[/url] And, from the same source, a definition of "battery":
A battery is the unlawful touching the person of another by the aggressor himself, or any other substance put in motion by him. It must be either wilfully committed, or proceed from want of due care.
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But I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. [whacko]
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 6:06:58 AM EDT
In the state of TX one can use deadly force to prevent an aggravated (sp?) kidnapping. The way it was explained to me is that if the kidnapee is fighting and screaming that it is aggravated.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 7:05:19 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. I didn't do anything! I just found out that someone who is around my children has been convicted of this charge (with a minor). I wasn't certain what it meant.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 7:13:56 AM EDT
I'm not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV, but I believe that the legal term "agrivated" means to use a weapon in the commision of a crime. robbery= hey buddy gime your wallet agrivated robbery= gimme your wallet or I'll cut/shoot you and so forth
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 7:53:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ogre_4070: Thanks for the info. I didn't do anything! I just found out that someone who is around my children has been convicted of this charge (with a minor). I wasn't certain what it meant.
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Whatever, just tell that person to stay the hell out of your children.....don't wait until it happens to find out the meaning of "aggravated".
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 8:09:55 AM EDT
Sexual battery (depending on the state) is rape as we know it. In Texas it's called sexual assault. An Aggravated offense is 1. when a deadly Weapon is used, 2. when the victim is under 14, 3. when serious bodily injury is inflicted, or threatened. There are some other special circumstances, and Agg. Sexual assualt is a 1st degree felony in Texas. Bad Stuff.
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