What Could Happen Legally if you get in a Bar Fight?

If you frequent local bars enough in Utah, chances are you may witness a bar fight. When alcohol is involved in the simplest things, misunderstandings can lead to a full-blown physical altercation. This can happen between strangers, or sometimes between co-workers, acquaintances, or even friends. Sometimes these fights end in just a few punches, and security or other patrons can break it up before things...

Assault and Battery

Because the two are so frequently lumped together in speech, and often occur together in action, assault and battery are often treated as one idea or charge. However, assault is something different from battery, and each one has other consequences within the legal system. Assault is putting another person in fear of bodily harm through threats or attempting to do bodily injury to another person. No...

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