Re: Is intentionally coughing on someone assault?
Date: May 22, 2020 06:16PM
You'd have a good argument. The punch should be immediate, not 30 seconds later while the guy is not coughing on you because the punch needs to be for the purpose of getting him away from you. You would need to stay at the scene. Tell the cops that you were trying to get the guy away from you. Hope that any video supports that. You might get charged anyway but with a decent lawyer the charges would probably be dropped. If the charges weren't dropped, you'd probably get acquitted but that would be $15,000 in legal fees later. Using violence, even if it makes you feel good at the time, is always a risky option and should only be used if there is no other option.