Aggravated Assault

In common law, assault is an act which causes a person to apprehend immediate unlawful person violence.An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal and/or civil liability. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal and tort law. There is, however, an additional criminal law category of assault consisting of an attempted but unsuccessful battery. The term is often confused with battery, which involves physical contact.
Posts about Aggravated Assault
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    … Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences Posted by The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp under Criminal Law May 31, 2017 In Texas, a felony is a crime that’s punishable by more than a year in jail. With few exceptions, a prison sentence is served in the Institutional Division/State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Texas…

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  • What’s the Difference Between Battery and Assault?

    … involves using or displaying a deadly weapon can be upgraded to an aggravated assault charge. This is a second degree felony charge, which is punishable by: Two to 20 years in state prison A fine of up to $10,000 Committing aggravated assault against a public servant, or an act of aggravated assault committed by a public servant while on duty, can…

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  • Texas Laws Regarding Threats

    … may face enhanced charges. Threatening an elected official or a group of people may lead to charges of terroristic threats, which carry a much higher penalty. Legal Penalties In Texas, being convicted of threatening behavior can lead to severe consequences. For example, a simple assault conviction is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by: Up to one…

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  • Hate Crime Laws in Texas

    … groups. Sometimes, people who are committed to an ideology that shuns, rejects or targets a minority group may carry out an attack against that group’s members. A historical example is the firebombing of African-American churches by Ku Klux Klan members and white supremacists during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Some groups…

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  • Restraining Order Florida Law

    … is specifically defined as “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death”; Alternatively, the Petitioner can allege that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim…

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  • Simple Assault: Not So Simple Consequences

    … Simple Assault: Not So Simple Consequences Posted by Matthew Sharp under Assault, Threats March 30, 2016 Simple Assault Laws in Texas When someone hears the phrase “simple assault“, they may imagine a scenario involving a fistfight or a sucker punch. In reality, Texas law states that a case of simple assault can involve a wide variety…

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  • Assault and Battery | What is the Difference?

    … is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Aggravated Assault | Aggravated Battery Aggravated assault and aggravated battery are enhanced criminal offenses due to the circumstances surrounding the offense. Aggravated assault is defined in Florida Statute 784.021. Aggravated battery is defined in Florida Statute 784.045…

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  • Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

    … Physical force Mental or emotional coercion Threats of violence Manipulation, such as blackmail Regardless of how severe the coercion was (or not) if any of these exist then the charge qualifies as a sexual assault. Allegations of sexual assault occur on a regular basis, even among married couples. They are particularly rampant in places…

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