Federal Conviction Reversed for Assault Because Federal Officer Not Aware Defendant Threw Rock at Him

Assault is taught in law school as a “mental offense,” meaning the key to committing this offense is putting another person in anxiety or belief of an impending battery.  If the intended victim does not realize that someone tried to inflict a battery, did the suspect commit the crime?  To read the answer to this question and a discussion of this issue, click on the following link.


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