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Ok, if you beat someone up- is that a felony!?

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fiatpax

Asked by fiatpax at 10:44 PM on Jul. 31, 2013 in Relationships

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  • It depends on the severity
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:45 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • Q: Is it considered felony assault if you get in a fist fight with somebody?


    A: Fist fights are usually considered misdemeanor assaults; however, if someone becomes seriously injured and depending on the age difference, if there is one yes it could be a felony.

    - See more at: http://www.chacha.com/question/is-it-considered-felony-assault-if-you-get-in-a-fist-fight-with-somebody#sthash.UXQvRCDi.dpuf
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:00 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • Fights are considered Assault and Battery
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 11:10 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • I thought aggravated assault required a weapon? My ex hit a guy with a beer bottle once and that was the charge.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 10:56 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • I read that post, and it REALLY depends on how badly the other guy was beaten up.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:12 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • Fist fights can legally lead to charges of assault or assault and battery, either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on their severity. They often aren't prosecuted because both parties would face the same charges, unless one was clearly only defending himself or never struck back.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:58 AM on Aug. 1, 2013

  • Yes. It is known as "aggravated assault".
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:45 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • Sorry, it would be battery as "assault" does not require physical contact.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:46 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • If the person dies it is.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felony


    I thing varies by state

    by2013

    Answer by by2013 at 10:59 PM on Jul. 31, 2013

  • It depends on the severity of the other person's injuries and the circumstances regarding the beating. Sometimes it can be.

    As far as aggravated, my understanding is that using a weapon is automatically aggravated, but that even without a weapon, it can be aggravated depending on the circumstances. For example, I believe if you are trained in martial arts, it can be considered aggravated because you're considered to be trained in how to seriously hurt someone.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:01 AM on Aug. 1, 2013

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