Types of Assault

Were you arrested for assault and have questions about the types of assault you can be charged with? Contact our lawyers today for help.

First Degree

  • Types of AssaultAssault 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.

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.

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.

Have you or a loved one been charged with assault and have questions about the types of assault that you could be charged with? Contact dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Friedman for help.

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