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Can you go to jail for hitting somone?

I don't mean getting into an all out fight or anything. Say for example, if someone said something really arrogant, racist or inconsiderate and you well.. slapped the person across the face or punched them or something. Could you go to jail or at least get arrested for that?


    




Eve
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It is assault regardless but the punishment might be worse depending on who it is. For example if it is a policeman, most definitively.


luvtohateyou
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Yes, but if they provoking you to hit them than in the state of Louisiana than no. Like if you were in my face face telling me to come on and hit me or bring it on.


marita k
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of course, don't try it!if he did the same thing first,it's is called defense and u are not accused for sth,but if he didn't .....run....


brainiac
yes
it is called assault

if you do it to a policeman they will probably shoot you or at least charge you with a felony and lock you away


zippythejessi
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Yep. It's called Battery.

It's not legal to put your hands on anyone else, and that person could press charges if they want.


idontkno
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it's call a assault .yes you can


armyofone
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yes you can...instead of physical contact, go to the police and press harrassment charges against him for bothering you....


flowerspirit2000
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YES ITS ASSUALT CHARGES AND THEY CAN PICK YOU UP AND ISSUE A FINE OR IMPRISON YOU


labelle_1989
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Hell yeah you can go to jail for hitting someone especially a pregnant woman. So don't try it !!!


trixy33
This, and it all depends of the force of the punch, or slap, could amount to a batterry under Offences against the Person Act - or an assault under s47 of the Offences against the Person Act. These are arrestable offences - especially if the skin is broken !!


Nicholais S
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Its battery.. he can get arrested for about a day.


Leogirl0804
yes, especially if that someone is a police officer.


Sierra
its not called assault, assault is the threat, battery is the actual act of hitting someone or causing them bodily harm.

to answer your question, yes, you can go to jail for hitting someone, and it'll stay with you, so u better think twice before you hit somebody





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