Assault and Battery (PC Sections 220-222; PC Sections 240-248).
Under California law, assault and battery are separate crimes, although often they are charged together. Assault is defined as an unlawful attempt to violently injure another person. Battery means unlawfully and willfully using force or violence against another person. Other laws make both assault and battery more serious crimes if the offender uses a firearm or other deadly weapon, commits the crime with the intent to commit mayhem or rape, or if the assault or battery is against a government officer or an elderly person. Under California law, transmission of HIV may constitute an aggravated battery.
Rape (PC Sections 261-266)
Criminal sexual assault also known as rape is a felony that carries with it severe penalties. Rape is sexual intercourse against a person under one of the following circumstances:
California law specifically makes it unlawful for a man to rape his wife.
Aggravated criminal sexual assault is criminal sexual assault against a child under the age of 14, and who is ten or more years younger than the defendant. Acting in concert with others is another form of aggravated rape.
Sexual battery is a crime similar to rape, and is defined as touching the intimate part of another person who is restrained and without the person's consent. For example, sexually touching a person who is institutionalized and seriously disabled is sexual battery.
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