It is very likely that you are not an assault lawyer that is why you do not know the difference between assault and battery. You can be charged with battery if real physical harm has been caused to someone. You can be charged with assault if the mere threat of harm is present. Both can result into harsh penalties if convicted.
McDonald’s is a very popular fast food chain with hundreds of thousands of employees. At McDonald’s Bloomington, Indiana, a cheeseburger incident happened on Tuesday at about 11 p.m. A 21-year old male employee who remains unidentified allegedly became angry because an 18-year old female co-worker was working too slowly.
The female worker told the Bloomington police that she and the male worker got into an argument. The male worker hurled a cheeseburger that struck the face of the female worker. The female worker called 911 and reported the incident. She wanted to pursue charges against the male co-worker even if she was not injured or suffering from pain.
The police officer talked to the manager who was a witness to the argument. The manager confirmed that the female worker was actually working too slowly and the other workers were upset over it. The male worker left work after he realized that he should control his anger.
Lt. John Kovach of Bloomington Police Department said that they are going to issue summons to the male worker. He has to appear in court for a misdemeanor battery charge.
A battery charge as well as an assault charge is distinct from each other and they each have their own penalties in case of a conviction. Someone who is facing either of the charges could be subjected to fines or a jail sentence.
Being charged with a crime can be extremely stressful and frustrating. A criminal record can affect future employment and aspirations. The best way to have a more favorable legal outcome is to hire an assault lawyer who is prepared to share his knowledge and experience of the laws. The lawyer also has the right resources necessary so that you can avoid a conviction and a criminal record.