Aggravated assault and battery by causing serious bodily injury requires the Commonwealth to prove, “bodily injury that results in a permanent disfigurement, loss or impairment of a bodily function, limb or organ, or a substantial risk of death." G. L. c. 265, § 13A(c). While certain injuries clearly reach this threshold, it can be more difficult to assess whether a charge of aggravated assault and battery is appropriate in other cases. In this twenty minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will review what evidence is sufficient to charge serious bodily injury and discuss how to prove this element at trial in light of Commonwealth v. Scott, 464 Mass. 355 (2013).

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