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What is a simple assault in DC? You are release on a

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What is a simple assault in DC ?
You are release on a citation to appear later but see on dock pre trial condition of release is posted
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.


In DC a simple assault is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum possible penalty of 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. You can see the assault statute here.

The relevant part of the statute for a simple assault is section (a)(1), and that will give you the definition of the crime and what the state would have to prove you did beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict you.

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