Q: Is throwing a 4 cell mag light (flashlight) and causing serious bruises on someone considered assault in any way
A: Throwing anything at anyone intentionally, negligently, or recklessly at another person is an assault. That the flashlight is not in itself a weapon (usually) or an inherently dangerous object will reduce any potential criminal ramifications. You may be sued civilly for any damages you caused as well. If charges are brought you should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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