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In the state of Michigan what is the law for making a threat to another person. The threat was " Leave my mother alone or the next time I see you will be on the end of a .38"
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The legal definition of assault is "The threat or use of force on another that causes that person to have a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact; the act of putting another person in reasonable fear or apprehension of an immediate battery by means of an act amounting to an attempt or threat to commit a battery.

 

A battery requires the showing of a harmful or offensive touching. So battery is not applicable in your case based on what you have stated.

 

Whether you have a cause of action for assault will depend on whether a reasonable person would infer imminent harm from that statement. You can see that if he was actually waiving a gun around, it might be more within line of the definition of battery.

 

http://courts.michigan.gov/mcji/intentional-torts/intentional-torts-Ch115.htm

 

MICH law on the subject is at the link above.

 

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