Is pushing someone classed as assault

Even the slightest use of force can be considered assault if it creates an apprehension of fear of an imminent harmful or offensive contact. Seemingly physical actions such as pushing a person or grabbing them by their clothes can qualify as domestic violence if it engenders fear or is considered offensive to the victim. Can you sue someone for slapping or pushing you? Even if you are acquitted of criminal charges for assaulting another, you can still be sued in the civil courts under the intentional tort...

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