Can a harassment charge be switched to a assault charge for cussing an officer? 6 Answers as of December 11, 2013

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The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
Assault on an officer if a felony and you must hit him. Mere words alone is not an assault.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/11/2013
Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
Cussing, no. Threatening, yes.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 11/7/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
While it could, I doubt it would have any major impact.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 11/7/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
I would need to know exactly what was said and happened to answer this question.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/7/2013
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
I don't see how cursing an officer would be an assault. Keep in mind, that charges can always be added or increased, provided it is still live in the statute of limitations. It is one thing to charge someone, it is another thing to prove their guilt beyond all reasonable doubt. If you have been charged, you need to consult with an experienced criminal attorney in your area to review your case and discuss your options and likely outcomes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/7/2013
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