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An assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person or, in some specific legal definitions, a threat or attempt to commit such an action. It is both a
Legal systems generally acknowledge that assaults can vary greatly in severity. In the
Assault usually accompanies
Aggravated assault can also be charged in cases of attempted harm against police officers or other public servants.