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
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    …; 9) improper relations between teacher-educator and student; 9) intoxication manslaughter; 10) possession of between 50 pounds to 2,000 pounds of marijuana; 11) sexual assault; 12) stalking (second offense); and 13) human trafficking (any age). Examples of a third-degree felony include: 1) deadly action with a firearm; 2) aggravated perjury; 3…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • What’s the Difference Between Battery and Assault?

    … also occur if the person committing the assault has previously been convicted of an assault crime. This is punishable by: Two to 10 years in state prison A fine of up to $10,000 In the most serious cases, assault charges can be upgraded to serious felony status. An assault which causes seriously bodily injury to another person or an assault which…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 22 readers -
  • Texas Laws Regarding Threats

    … circumstances can enhance the potential penalties for a threat. For example, a person who threatens their neighbor while waving a gun may be charged with aggravated assault. This applies even if the gun is unloaded and no physical contact occurs. Also, a person who threatens a peace officer, elected official or who threatens a large group of people…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 23 readers -
  • Hate Crime Laws in Texas

    …. Common hate crimes include: Murder Assault Arson Armed robbery Harassment Stalking Rape Vandalism Most hate crimes are somewhat violent in nature. They may target a wide group of people or one individual. Hate crime motivations may be based on: Race Religious affiliation Sexual orientation Gender identity Political affiliation Economic status…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 31 readers -
  • Restraining Order Florida Law

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog 5 Types of Restraining Orders In Florida Filing a Restraining Order in Florida Florida law provides for five (5) different orders of protection against violent conduct. The five (5) different orders of protection are, 1) domestic violence; 2) repeat violence; 3) dating violence; 4) sexual…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 42 readers -
  • Simple Assault: Not So Simple Consequences

    … to break a bone or be hospitalized may be upgraded to aggravated assault. Using a deadly weapon during an assault can also lead to aggravated assault charges. Legal Penalties In Texas, a conviction for simple assault is a serious matter. If there are no aggravating factors, a conviction for a simple assault can lead to conviction on Class C…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 26 readers -
  • 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…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 34 readers -
  • Sexual Assault: What Makes This Offense “Aggravated?”

    … Sexual assault can be devastating, both for the victim and the perpetrator if charges are brought against him or her. False allegations can also be very damaging, even if they are ultimately withdrawn or dismissed by the court. Knowing the difference between a regular sexual assault and an aggravated sexual assault can help you come to terms…

    Law Office of James Alston- 23 readers -
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