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

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Officers were searching for Slaton after receiving a disturbance call involving a person with an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant. Fox News, "Deadly Texas police shooting of armed man inside truck captured on video," 26 June 2019 Timadrick Fry, 18, was booked into the Dallas County Jail on Thursday charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon. Matt Peterson, Dallas News, "Snubbed by woman, 18-year-old shot up her car in Far East Dallas traffic, cops say," 22 June 2019 Brian Christian Gonzalez, 19, of Harris County, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to a release from the Friendswood Police Department. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Man charged after allegedly shooting Friendswood teen during narcotics exchange," 13 June 2019 Authorities charged Thomas with aggravated assault. CBS News, "Arrest made in homicide of transgender woman in Dallas," 12 June 2019 The man, 19, was charged with assault and the woman, 19, was charged with aggravated assault., "Family feuds at Elementary School property: South Euclid Police Blotter," 5 June 2019 In July, he was also charged with felony aggravated assault. Ruth Brown, idahostatesman, "The man accused of killing toddler, stabbing 8 refugees, was arrested just 2 months ago," 2 July 2018 Other situations where students can be expelled include intentional battery or aggravated assault with a weapon and battery on school staff., "New Orleans schools seek better discipline process as expulsions drop but suspensions rise," 27 June 2019 Never Broke Again, who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm this year. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Hip-Hop’s Year of Dangerous Living Put the Accused on the Charts," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of aggravated assault

1845, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of aggravated assault

see assault

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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