Assault law deals with the consequences of the wrongful act of causing fear of physical contact to another person. It is treated as a crime and a tort, meaning offenders can be prosecuted by the government, or sued for civil damages by the victim, or both. The purpose of assault law is to deter people from exhibiting aggressive, threatening behavior toward others, even if physical contact does not actually occur. If contact does occur, the act is usually treated as the separate offense of battery.
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Newton Law Office is a firm based out of Ashland, Kentucky. It serves the counties of Boyd (Ashland and Catlettsburg), Greenup (Greenup, Raceland, Wurtland, and Russell), Carter (Hitchen, Grayson, and Olive Hill), and Lawrence (Louisa). It is a General Practice and invites questions about any legal...