Obviously he was not joking as he was very angry. He stood on his toes came near me and said "I am going to slap you for what you have done ...".
Does this constitute a criminal act?
Is there a time limit I should file a complaint? I really don't want to press charges since it could harm the business (since he is my business partner), but would like to reserve this to a later date.
I have only 1 witness (which is my wife) to this incident. Is this be permitted as a proof in case he refuses?
Do I need an attorney to file charges? If so how much would it cost?
If I file the charge within a year, would it still count as a misdemeanor?
If charges are filed, how long would it take for the verdict? Is it decided by a jury? What would be the nature of sentence typically for this sort of crime?
What's the difference between criminal threat and an assault?
Would the defendant have to hire a lawyer to defend him?
If I file charges, would the City take care of the trial and sentencing orwould I have to hire an attorney?
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