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Legal Statutes: Montana

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Part 2. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top45-5-201. Assault

(1) A person commits the offense of assault if the person:

(a) purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another;

(b) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a weapon;

(c) purposely or knowingly makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any individual; or

(d) purposely or knowingly causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another.

(2) A person convicted of assault shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for any term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
En. by Sec. 1, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, ; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 261, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 198, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 188, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 432, L. 1999.