Would this be classed as assault?

Purely a hypothetical situation. Say if a guy punches an old lady or does something bad to someone else who can't really defend themselves, then another guy beats the cr@p out of the guy. Would the guy defending the victim be charged with anything?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    i think so, both guys would probably be charged with assault, the second guy should instead call the police and have them deal with it

  • Brian
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Both guys could get charged with assault. A third party can't get involved because then they also commit a crime.

  • 5 months ago

    Yes. There's noting "heroic" about beating the cr@p out of someone. So he could be. Doesn't always mean he would be. But he could be.

  • 5 months ago

    It would probably depend on the specifics of the situation and the self defense laws of that specific jurisdiction, but in general it would not be considered an assault, especially if it is likely that the initial perpetrator is likely to keep attacking the defenseless person.

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