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 Juan Alvarez, 44, has been charged in 3rd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony; obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony; and two counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 June 2021 Julian Conley, 20, was arrested and charged with felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 7 June 2021 Reymel Autreall Latre, 21, and Camron Anderson, 18, each face 11 counts of aggravated assault, according to Maricopa County Superior Court records. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2021 They were each indicted on state charges of malice murder and felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Russ Bynum, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Daryl Doles, 50, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, police said. Wilson Wong, NBC News, 5 May 2021 Rolfe is also charged with five counts of aggravated assault, four counts of violation of oath of office and one count of criminal damage to property. Ryan Young, CNN, 5 May 2021 Moraza, 41, was found guilty last week by a 12-person jury of first-degree murder in the death of Santiago Burgos, as well as three counts of aggravated assault, courts records show. Monivette Cordeiro,, 30 Apr. 2021 His cousin, Aaron Jajuan Shelton, 22, also of Birmingham, was arrested and charged with five counts of aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery. al, 28 Apr. 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Aggravated assault.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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aggravated assault

Legal Definition of aggravated assault

— see assault


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