Simple battery dating violence

The two fell to the ground, Rainey said, when he tried to grab the purse again.

BELL: Seau's death serves as reality check Rainey, who has reportedly been dating the victim for nine months, was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department and taken to Alachua County Jail for booking.

The intent to commit a battery is determined by the circumstances surrounding the touching or the striking of the victim.

Throwing a Tantrum: If a child (or adult) throws a tantrum and inadvertently hits someone, either by throwing an item or by flailing a body part around, the inadvertent contact will not be considered criminal battery under most circumstances.

Self defense, also known as the justified use of force, is a defense to the crime of battery so long as you use non-deadly force to defend yourself against another person's unlawful attack.