Q: If someone intentionally punches someone and the person gets twelve stitches would that be assault or battery?
A: That would be a Battery, harmful or offensive physical contact. Most Batteries are Class A Misdemeanors that carry a maximum punishment of up to 1 year in County Jail. If the Battery causes great bodily harm to the victim , it could be a Class 3 Aggravated Battery which carries a possible prison sentence of 3 to 5 years.
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