Analyze what is legally defined as assault and self-defense based on the criminal code for a given state

Scenario

Case Number: 1111111

Date: August 13, 2016

Reporting Officer: Colt Winchester

Incident Type: Crime Against the Person

Address of Occurrence: 111 Felony Drive, Happy Town, GA 15486

Witnesses:

Alan Skittles: Store owner. Male, 43, Latino

Michael Smith: Employee. Male, 21, African American

Andrea Sianturi: Customer. Female, 27, Asian American

Weapon or Objects Used: Umbrella or Shoe

On August 13, 2016, at approximately 20:43, officers responded to 111 Felony Drive in regard to a white male bleeding from his face. The victim, Samuel Clark, was friends with a female, Summer Breeze who lived at 111 Misdemeanor Lane. Mr. Clark was walking to Ms. Breeze’s residence approximately one block east of Mr. Clark’s residence. As Samuel Clark turned the corner, he observed two white men approaching him. A witness, Alan Skittles, identified the two men as Bubba Hurt and Skeeter Redrum. Both Bubba Hurt and Skeeter Redrum began yelling at Samuel Clark for him to leave Summer Breeze alone and that it was the “last time he put his hands on her.” It began to rain, so Samuel Clark opened his umbrella and continued to walk north on Felony Drive. Bubba Hurt shoved Samuel Clark from behind, causing Samuel Clark to fall to the sidewalk. When Samuel Clark began to pick himself up from the sidewalk, Skeeter Redrum kicked Samuel Clark in the face causing Samuel Clark to fall onto the street. While Samuel Clark was lying on his back in the street, Bubba Hurt began to kick Samuel Clark. In response, Samuel Clark grabbed his umbrella and swung, hitting Bubba Hurt in his eye. As Samuel Clark stood up, Summer Breeze hit Samuel Clark in the side of his head with her shoe rendering Samuel Clark unconscious. A witness to the incident contacted 911 to respond. Samuel Clark and Bubba Hurt were taken into custody and transported to the hospital. Summer Breeze and Skeeter Redrum were taken into custody and transported to the Police Headquarters. Bubba Hurt died at the hospital, and Samuel Clark suffered a permanent brain injury.

Instructions

To complete this assignment, act as the District Attorney and complete the following:

  1. Determine what charges, if any, for all four individuals involved in this incident.
  2. Provide definitions of simple assault, aggravated assault, or aggravated battery.
  3. Describe your knowledge regarding self-defense.

Use Week 8 Assignment Document Library [PDF] to formulate your answers.

Your assignment should be four-page typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; all references used should come from the Document Library.

Self-Assessment Checklist

Use this to check your work before you submit your assignment:

  • My paper determines what charges to make, if any, for all four individuals in the provided scenario.
  • My paper discusses the definitions of simple assault, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and robbery.
  • My paper discusses the State of Georgia’s use of self-defense.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Analyze what is legally defined as assault and self-defense based on the criminal code for a given state.