Most of us are aware of aggravated assault and assault with a deadly weapon. These are second degree felonies. In some cases, they can even be first degree felonies with a punishment range of up to life in prison.
Aggravated assault can fall into different categories, including Aggravated Assault – Serious Bodily Injury (SBI), Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Assault of the Elderly or a Child.
The charge of Aggravated Assault – Serious Bodily Injury is used if the person commits assault, and in the course of the assault, the person causes serious bodily injury to another person.
A person commits an offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon if the person uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault. It is important to note that use of a weapon during an assault is not required for an accused to be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Just exhibiting a weapon during an assault is cause for this charge to be levied against an offender.