How do we file assault or battery charges?
1 attorney answer
You can't file anything. Once the police complete their investigation and forward their findings to the DA, the DA decides whether or not to file criminal charges. That is their responsibility under the law. There is no lawyer that can force a DA to file anything. However, you can file a civil lawsuit for assault and battery so you might want to talk to a personal injury attorney. But if the assailant has no money or assets, a civil lawsuit might be pointless.