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Assault Crimes

Assault crimes are very common but the legal definition of assault is frequently misunderstood. Many people associate the word “assault” with an act of physical violence. However, in legal terminology, an assault crime does not necessarily have to involve serious physical injury.

What is an Assault Crime?

The most common type of assault crime is simple assault and, while assaults often result in injury, physical contact does not have to be made for a charge of simple assault to be filed. Assault is legally defined as:

Other Types of Assault Crimes

While simple assaults are the most common type of assault crime, more serious types of assault can occur based on a variety of circumstances.

Penalties for Assault

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