GEORGIA SUGGESTED PATTERN JURY INSTRUCTIONS (SPJI 2013)
GA SPJI 2.22.11. Battery
A person commits the offense of battery when that person intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another. The term “visible bodily harm” means bodily harm capable of being perceived by a person other than the alleged victim and may include, but is not limited to, substantially blackened eyes, substantially swollen lips or other facial or body parts, or substantial bruises to facial or body parts.