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Assault in the First Degree
- Assault in the first degree is a Class B felony.
- Assault in the first degree means that, in the commission of another felony – or in flight from one – you caused serious physical injury to another person.
- Injuries contemplated by assault in the first degree may include death or impairment of a body function.
Assault in the Second Degree
- This is a Class D felony.
- You may be guilty if you cause physical injury to a person in the course of committing or in flight from another felony.
- Several factors are considered to determine that you were in flight from committing a felony, including distance from the site of the felony, possession of the fruits of the crime, and police involvement.
Assault in the Third Degree
- Assault in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
- You are guilty if you physically injure someone by causing severe pain or substantial impairment.
Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree
- Vehicular assault in the second degree is a Class E felony.
- Operating a motor vehicle and causing serious injury as a result of alcohol or drug impairment may result in being found guilty.
- Serious physical injury includes possibly causing death or major physical impairment.
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