aggravated assault


Definition of aggravated assault

: an assault that is more serious than a common assault: such as
a : an assault combined with an intent to commit a crime
b : any of various assaults so defined by statute

Examples of aggravated assault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Booker is being charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 21 July 2022 Also listed as a potential witness was Ward's alleged accomplice, Coraima Hernandez, 22, who is also charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer in the incident and is set to stand trial at a later date. Arkansas Online, 19 July 2022 Barnes was arrested on May 26 and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and being associated with a street gang while participating in a crime, online jail records show. Kc Baker,, 20 June 2022 On June 13, Asman was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; two misdemeanor counts of assault; and two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 July 2022 From 2019 through May 2022, Milwaukee’s clearance rates by arrest or exceptional means have fallen 25% for homicide, 23% for rape and 11% for aggravated assault. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 Two Dallas police officers and one from the Dallas suburb of Garland were indicted Friday for aggravated assault for their actions during the 2020 protests following George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis. Washington Post, 7 May 2022 Arrest warrant were obtained for the three suspects for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of murder. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Apr. 2022 Violent protesters were arrested and prosecuted for aggravated assault. Marc Sarnoff, National Review, 26 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aggravated assault

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aggravated assault was in 1845

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2 Aug 2022

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“Aggravated assault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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aggravated assault

Legal Definition of aggravated assault

— see assault


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