What is assault? Assault is an unlawful physical attack, when the attack turns physical it is called battery. Assault is much different than harassment in the sense that it’s a physical case of violence or a threatened case of physical violence. Your assault may come from a stranger or from someone you know. It may even be from someone close, family. The most important thing for you to do first is to get yourself safe and out of that situation. Call 911, run away, yell fire! Just leave.
Hopefully you have removed yourself from that situation and are in a position to start dealing with your attack. You may be feeling a lot of different emotions, many of them overwhelming. You may be feeling fear, pain, both physical and emotional; you may even feel shame. Many people who are victims of assault were never able to prevent it.
As a victim of assault, you can press charges after the assault has taken place. You can visit the police department and provide information about the assault; such as your name, your assailant’s name and the particulars such as where and when it happened. From there you may get an order of protection, and if there is a case; the police may want to move forward on an arrest and prosecution.
The judicial process is one that many can use not only provide justice but can also prove to add closure to an upsetting incident. On the flip side; if you are being accused of assault and it’s a false accusation such as a case of mistaken identity; or a situation of self defense; the judicial process is one that can help prove your innocence.
Whether you are the accused of assault or the victim of assault contact Martin Mills Legal Center, LLC and speak with Leo M. Flynn, Esquire now for your free initial consultation 215-305-6222!
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