In this video, Attorney Daniel J. Miller goes over assault and battery charges.
To charge an individual with assault and battery, the plaintiff must prove that the accused touched them without their consent. Someone can file an assault charge without any physical evidence.
The most common ways to defend against assault and battery charges are by claiming self defense, and by claiming mutual combat. In self defense, the accused claims they responded to a threat of force with reasonable force of their own. In mutual combat, the accused claims that both parties agreed to a fight.