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how do I pursue an assult charge aganist someone when ...

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how do I pursue an assult charge aganist someone when the (inaccurate) police report says "case closed" at the end
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.
Hello,

It is not your choice whether or not to press charges. It is the decision of the prosecutor whether charges will be brought against the person.

However, you could bring a civil action for assault. Since assault is an intentional tort you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to your actual damages and court costs.

I hope that the information which I provided was helpful to you.

Best wishes for a successful outcome. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to submit them to me directly.

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