Didn’t Start the Fight? Assault May Still Apply
First Degree Assault (often considered class 3 Felony carrying 8 – 24 years in prison)
1. Intentionally caused serious bodily injury to someone with a deadly weapon,
2. Knowingly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another and resulted in injury,
3. Intentionally destroyed, disfigured, or amputated the member of another person,
4. Threatened a police officer or firefighter with a deadly weapon with the intent of
causing serious bodily injury.
Second Degree Assault (often considered class 4 felony carrying 4 – 12 years in prison)
1. Intentionally or recklessly caused injury to someone using a deadly weapon,
2. Intentionally caused mental impairment or injury to someone with the use of a drug or substance, or
3. Caused injury while attempting to prevent a police officer or firefighter from doing their job.
Third Degree Assault (misdemeanor offense carrying up to 3 years in prison)
1. Knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to someone.
Practice Area : Assault/Fighting