Code Section

Penal Code - PEN

PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 - 680]

  ( Part 1 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 8. OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON [187 - 248]

  ( Title 8 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 9. Assault and Battery [240 - 248]
  ( Chapter 9 enacted 1872. )

  
240.  

An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.

(Enacted 1872.)