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This may sound really strange,but I have a concern!! I went

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Hi this may sound really strange,but I have a concern!! I went out Friday night and me and my mate was messing around in a nightclub and we was pretending to be boxers and I kinda punched her hard in the stomach,I said sorry and we was cool,but I'm worried omg what if she has internal bleeding and dies can I get in trouble? This was a week ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Does she have any injuries?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I asked her the next day,she said she was fine
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Is she likely to report this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No no no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just messing about
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

in that case, it is nothing to worry about.

it will not be reported so it will not come to anybody's attention.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Not sure why you think it would be ?

I may be able to offer more if you can give me more information.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What happens if she dies from internal bleeding or something?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Well, then you would probably be charged with murder.

That isn't going to happen.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I suppose you would have a defence on the basis that you didn't intend to cause death or serious harm but obviously there would probably be a charge.

I really don't think you need to worry.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's been a week now she knows it's was not intended,and we was both play fighting I just worried because I hit her a tad to hard,she has not had any problems due to what happened,or even in pain,it's just I have a terrible worry that further down the line she may get complications and something may happen to her,then I will be to blame!!
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, there is an element of luck in criminal law.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

It is very unlikely that anything will happen.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Element of luck?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does this mean
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure how to express it differently.

Luck is an issue. Especially with assaults. The level injury, the rate of recovery etc.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was just pure play fighting hitting each other will full content
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Horse play is not a defence to serious assaults.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is no excuse in other words
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I think I've covered the available defences above and I can't copy and paste on an iPad. You will see them above though.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where can I look to see this jo?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

It is in the posts above?

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