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Battery in the Second Degree in Arkansas


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Arkansas Battery in the Second Degree Attorneys at the Howerton Law Firm handle all Arkansas battery in the second degree matters for the Arkansas general practice law firm Howerton Law Firm. Use the Request a Free Consultation form on the left of the page to schedule your free initial consultation with battery in the second degree lawyer Wendy Howerton or simply call the Howerton Law Firm at 479-587-9300.

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Arkansas Criminal Code for battery in the second degree in Arkansas
5-13-202. Battery in the second degree.
(a) A person commits battery in the second degree if:
(1) With the purpose of causing physical injury to another person, the person causes
serious physical injury to any person;
(2) With the purpose of causing physical injury to another person, the person causes
physical injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon other than a firearm;
(3) The person recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person by means of a
deadly weapon; or
(4) The person knowingly, without legal justification, causes physical injury to a person
he or she knows to be:
(A) (i) A law enforcement officer, firefighter, or employee of a correctional
facility while the law enforcement officer, firefighter, code enforcement officer, or employee of a
correctional facility is acting in the line of duty.
(ii) As used in this subdivision (a)(4)(A):
(a) “Employee of a correctional facility” includes a person
working under a professional services contract with the Department of Correction, the
Department of Community Correction, or the Division of Youth Services of the Department of
Human Services; and
(b) (1) “Code enforcement officer” means an individual charged
with the duty of enforcing a municipal code, municipal ordinance, or municipal regulation as
defined by a municipal code, municipal ordinance, or municipal regulation.
(2) “Code enforcement officer” includes a municipal
animal control officer;
(B) A teacher or other school employee while acting in the course of
employment;
(C) An individual sixty (60) years of age or older or twelve (12) years of age or
younger;
(D) An officer or employee of the state while the officer or employee of the state
is acting in the performance of his or her lawful duty;
(E) While performing medical treatment or emergency medical services or while
in the course of other employment relating to his or her medical training:
(i) A physician;
(ii) A person licensed as emergency medical services personnel, as
defined in § 20-13-202;
(iii) A licensed or certified health care professional; or
(iv) Any other health care provider; or
(F) An individual who is incompetent, as defined in § 5-25-101.
(b) Battery in the second degree is a Class D felony.
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