 Question 1 7 out of 7 points Statutes in the...

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Juri 540 Quiz 3 Question 1 7 out of 7 points Statutes in the jurisdiction define criminal assault as “an attempt to commit a criminal battery” and criminal battery as “causing an offensive touching.” As Edward was walking down the street, a gust of wind blew his hat off. Edward reached out, trying to grab his hat, and narrowly missed striking Margaret in the face with his hand. Margaret, fearful of being struck by Edward, pushed Edward away. If charged with criminal assault, Edward should be found Not guilty, because he did not intend to hit
Question 2 7 out of 7 points Assault is defined by statute as “any act which is intended to place another person in fear of immediate physical contact which will be painful, injurious, insulting, or offensive, coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act.” Assault with a deadly weapon is defined by statute as “any assault that is carried out by means of a gun or other deadly weapon.” Harassment is defined by statute as “any intentional act which would cause a reasonable person to feel oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated, and which causes such a reaction on the part of the victim.” Mary Grande gets mad at her neighbor for constantly allowing her dog to trample Grande’s garden. Grande sees her neighbor, pulls out a gun, aims it at the neighbor, and shouts, “You dirtbag! I’m tired of dealing with all the damage caused by your dog! I’m going to shoot you in the head, and your little dog, too!” In reality, the gun is unloaded. The neighbor runs away screaming and calls the police. Grande is convicted of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, and harassment. What is the best argument on appeal for Grande to get one or more of her convictions reversed?

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