aggravated assault
aggravated assault see assault

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

aggravated assault
n.
Assault made worse than simple assault by the addition of aggravating circumstances, such as extreme indifference to human life or the use of a deadly weapon.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


aggravated assault
The crime of physically attacking another person and causing serious bodily harm; or assault with a deadly or dangerous weapon such as a gun, knife, ax, or blunt instrument. Aggravated assault is usually a felony, punishable by a term in state prison. (See also: assault)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


aggravated assault
A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he or she attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes such injury purposely, knowingly, or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon. In all jurisdictions statutes punish such aggravated assaults as assault with intent to murder (or rob or kill or rape) and assault with a dangerous (or deadly) weapon more severely than "simple" assaults.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


aggravated assault
A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he or she attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes such injury purposely, knowingly, or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon. In all jurisdictions statutes punish such aggravated assaults as assault with intent to murder (or rob or kill or rape) and assault with a dangerous (or deadly) weapon more severely than "simple" assaults.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

aggravated assault
n.
   the crime of physically attacking another person which results in serious bodily harm and/or is made with a deadly or dangerous weapon such as a gun, knife, sword, ax or blunt instrument. Aggravated assault is usually a felony punishable by a term in state prison.
   See also: assault

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • aggravated assault — A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he: attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely, knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • aggravated assault — noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon) • Hypernyms: ↑assault * * * noun : an assault regarded as more heinous than a common assault: as a. : an assault combining an intent to commit a crime other than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggravated assault — An offense variously defined in state statutes, sometimes referring to an assault with intent to commit murder, assault with intent to commit rape, assault with intent to commit robbery etc., at other times referring to a degree of the specific… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • aggravated assault — noun Date: 1845 an assault that is more serious than a common assault: as a. an assault combined with an intent to commit a crime b. any of various assaults so defined by statute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aggravated assault — noun Assault with disregard for the value of life, or with a deadly weapon …   Wiktionary

  • aggravated assault — severe attack, assault with evil intent, serious attack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assault — as·sault 1 /ə sȯlt/ n [Old French assaut, literally, attack, ultimately from Latin assultus, from assilire to leap (on), attack] 1: the crime or tort of threatening or attempting to inflict immediate offensive physical contact or bodily harm… …   Law dictionary

  • Aggravated sexual assault — is when one commits an aggravated assault of a sexual nature and who wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant. [ [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/ShowDoc/cs/C 46///en?page%3D0%26isPrinting%3Dfalse noCookie#codese:268… …   Wikipedia

  • aggravated — adj. 1. 1 made more severe or intense, especially in law; as, aggravated assault. Syn: intensified. [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 incited, especially deliberately, to anger. aggravated by passive resistance Syn: provoked. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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