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An assault between roomates occurs, and neither party goes

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An assault between roomates occurs, and neither party goes to the police. Roomate moves out next day, and relatives call the "offending" roomate stating we're getting a lawyer and throwing you in jail. "Offending" roomate wants to know, without police report, can this happen?
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Yes, anyone can call the police at most anytime to report a crime.

That said, lack of a police report makes this a "he said/he said" case and not as easy to prove.

The other roommate would testify against the "offending roommate" and if the jury believes beyond a reasonable doubt, there could be a conviction.

More likely the prosecutor will deal this case for minimal punishment, if they prosecute the case at all

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