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Can a one time assault be enough to put someone in jail and sue somebody, they put their hands around my neck at work and squeezed.
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I'm sorry to hear this happened.

Yes, this does constitute a criminal offense, it is the crime of battery.

You can file a police report with your local police. I'm not sure how long it's been since the event occurred, but you will need some evidence to demonstrate the battery took place -- that could be witness statements from colleagues who saw the incident occur, or photos of any marks or bruising you had.

A battery is a misdemeanor offense, and the penalties include:

  • up to six months in county jail
  • fine up to $2000, and
  • probation up to six months.

I hope that helps! Don't forget to leave a positive rating, thank you!

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