For there to be an assault, there does not have to be physical contact. The dictionary definition is “an intentional or reckless act that causes someone to be put in fear of immediate physical harm”.
Your account of things is not assault.
The police however seem to take great exception to being touched and it’s never advisable to touch a police officer in the execution of his duty.
Although you have been charged with the assault I am surprised that you weren’t charged with obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty.
If ever the police are doing anything like this, walk (run!) the other way.
If it goes to court, you are going to have to defend the incident and probably the only thing that you have, in the absence of any other witnesses is the suggestion that it wasn’t you who kicked the officer probably the person who was being arrested because clearly, things were quite heated.
You are partway through a nursing career and hence, would come down to whoever the magistrates believed. What you need to do is make sure that there is reasonable doubt as to who kicked the officer.
If you had been drinking, does make your account less plausible in the magistrate eyes.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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