In Most Cases, a Threat of Violence Made Over the Telephone Cannot Constitute an Assault. Which of the Following Most Accurately Explains Why Not? - Legal Reasoning

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In most cases, a threat of violence made over the telephone cannot constitute an assault. Which of the following most accurately explains why not?

Options

  • Because a reasonable person would not feel afraid as a result of hearing such a threat

  • Because the defendant must be in the same place as the plaintiff for there to be an assault

  • Because the plaintiff would have no reason to suppose that the defendant would follow through with the threat

  • Because the violent contact threatened by the defendant would not be imminent

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Solution

Because the violent contact threatened by the defendant would not be imminent

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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