If you struggle to manage your anger, your anger could leave you with an assault charge. According to the American Psychological Association, anger can be unpredictable and powerful enough to leave people at its mercy.
Anger can begin mild and end in rage or fury. Depending on your ability to control it, you could end up harming someone or starting a fight you later regret.
Why do you become physical when angry?
The way people express anger is natural. Anger is an adaptive response to environmental threats that allow people to fight when necessary. Unfortunately, people do not face many life-threatening encounters daily. If you do not know how to express anger, you may catch yourself acting out violently. Some people naturally have a low tolerance for frustration. Your heart rate increases, your blood pressure increases, and you may not have the tools to calm down again. You have to learn to express anger in an assertive way rather than an aggressive way. In addition to nature, your upbringing or history of mental illness can also contribute to experiencing violent bouts of anger.
How can you prevent an assault conviction?
When you take control of your life, others take notice. If you put forth the effort to control your anger by enrolling in anger management classes or speaking to a professional about developing new coping mechanisms, it may help your case. No matter the allegations against you, you do have rights. In those rights, you can defend yourself against false accusations or an unjust conviction.
Not only does anger management help you in your personal life, but it can help you within the legal system.