I can understand why some people would be reluctant to file aggravated assault charges against an attacker. They may just want to put the whole thing behind them and move on with their lives. Filing aggravated battery or assault charges might put them in danger if the assailant gets back on the street. I might have to think twice before filing criminal assault charges if I had a choice, but sometimes people do need a wake-up call. They can't keep using violence against other people.