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An Assault On Someone Is A Serious Crime That Could Lead To A Fine Or Imprisonment Or Both

An Assault On Someone Is A Serious Crime That Could Lead To A Fine Or Imprisonment Or Both

An assault is a criminal act where physical damage is inflicted on a person by the act of another. An assault can also translate into an intentional contact with the other person without seeking their consent. 

An assault may even mean merely an attempt to cause any sort of violent injury. Charges of assault may be levied against an individual even if they touch the other person where he or she feels uncomfortable. The charge is valid even if the act of touching was not intentional. 

Committing an assault means threatening someone of bodily harm in the future, and even if there is a perception associated with the present ability to inflict harm. The threats may be in the form of acts. So, you could find yourself convicted of committing an assault if you are found spitting on someone. In some cases, an assault collates into a criminal liability. It is also likely to give way to a civil liability in some cases.

Use of verbal abuses and swear words can not be considered to be an assault in the usual case. Unless you verbally inflict threats of violence, you can not be charged of assault.

Cases where children are subjected to corporal punishments by their mentors can not be included under the purview of an assault. Unless the punishment results in anything serious, nothing can be done. Instances of excessive corporal punishment, are liable to be charged under child abuse.

Anyone found guilty of an assault can be charged with a fine or can find himself or herself behind bars. In some cases, the punishment is likely to include both.

 

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