Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

Arkansas Law

 

§ 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, he causes serious physical injury to any person;

     (2) With the purpose of causing physical injury to another person, he causes physical injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon other than a firearm;

     (3) He recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon; or

     (4) He intentionally or knowingly, without legal justification, causes physical injury to one he knows to be:

          (A) A law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or employee of a correctional facility while such officer, fire fighter, or correctional facility employee is acting in the line of duty;

          (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 is acting in the performance of his lawful duty;

(E) A physician, a person certified as an emergency medical technician, as defined in § 20-13-202, a licensed or certified health care professional or any other health care provider, while performing medical treatment, emergency medical services or while in the course of other employment relating to his or her medical training; or

(F) An individual who is incompetent, as defined by § 5-25-101(3).

     (b) Battery in the second degree is a Class D felony.

History. Acts 1975, No. 280, § 1602; 1981, No. 877, § 1; 1983, No. 12, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 41-1602; Acts 1995, No. 1173, § 1; 1995, No. 1305, § 2; 1995, No. 1338, § 1; 1997, No. 207, § 1; 1997, No. 878, § 1; 1999, No. 389, § 1.