The “act” can be many things such as a scratch, a slap, a hit. It could also be an act that causes another person to fear of harm. For example, raising a fist at another in a threatening manner or lunging toward someone without making contact can be an assault.
Intent to Cause FEAR
This means the person has a purpose to do the thing or cause the result specified or believes the act, if successful, will cause. The act’s ordinary effect upon others may be considered to determine intent. For example, if someone lunges at you with their hand raised, the ordinary effect would be fear that you will be hurt.
This is any pain or injury, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. A bruise, a black eye, a scratch are all examples of bodily harm.
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