If some dude is really annoying you to the point you want a physical confrontation there is no way to do it without risking charges unless you get him to swing at you first.
If he is annoying you, then annoy him and do it to the point where he gets mad enough to take a swing at you (or push you or soemthing vaguely physical even if not an actual punch). If you really think that is impossible because he won't do it then you need to learn to live with his annoyance or risk charges. Simple as that.
or make sure you get them alone, beat them unconscious and have an alibi. also gloves help, your hands get hurt easily in such situations and could be used as evidence against you in such a case. of course you shouldnt do that, it would be immoral and wrong.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Well, the first sentence of your post says: "Say you see someone you didn't like and you punched them in the face..."
That sounds a lot like you attacked that person unprovoked, so them "teaming up on you" isn't really a ludicrious thing, legally, they *should* team up on you.
Now, for one punch to the face causing little to no damage getting the law involved is the puss thing to do, but if you just walked up and socked somebody, then theoretically you could get screwed by the law for sure.
Well remember people manipulate the law all the time and annoying people can do that. It maybe a puss thing to do but it's their right to do as well. Basically if you are willing to hit someone one way or the other you have to be willing to live with the consequences cause survival of the fittest is NOT how our society works!
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Originally Posted by Synergy
Say you see someone you didn't like and you punched them in the face but they were with a friend/friends and they decided to testify agianst you saying you attacked them unprovoked. If they all 'teamed up' to say you attacked the person unprovoked where is the law likely to stand on that? Would I have any weight to my argument if I said it was provoked even if the others were saying unanimously that I was the aggressor? Could I say they are in cahoots and have it offer any sway to the dispute?
Is it likely to get to court? Would it be worth the punched person taking the time to put it to court if it was just one smack in the chops (I know very little about such legal things)?
I'm only talking worst case. It's just I know some people who love to mouth off and I think it would take a good smack in the chops to shut them up. They are weak and are no threat to myself the only repercussion I would be worried about would be if they tried to 'gang up' on me legally and press charges.
I'm just putting it out there as a hypothetical to see what the likely eventuality would be. I don;t plan on going out with the intention of beating someone up it's just if someone provokes me I want to know how much risk it would be to give them a little jab so I should know whether I should definately restrain myself or not.
I imagine more likely than not they wouldn't press charges but just saying what are the chances? If they were high then I'd prob have to think twice. If low I'm thinking a quick hook to the jaw on a street with no cameras were I to catch them mouthing off at me could knock some sense in to them and prevent them from talking shit to me.
In such an eventuality I wouldn't do it right away. I'd advise them calmly to cease their chatter lest they regret it and if after that warning then give them a little hook as some corporal punishment.
So if they were with their friends and they wanted to report me is it likely I could get in trouble for that?
I refuse to believe this is a genuine question as nobody could be so oblivious as to think that they can walk around punching people in 2010 without getting in trouble with the law. Of course you would get arrested.
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